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When to plant?

Zone Freeburg mo | Judye.haller added on October 8, 2018 | Answered

I’m replacing several knock out rose bushes that have died. When is the best time to plant these and how do I prepare the soil? Thanks

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MichiganDot
Answered on October 10, 2018

if you don't have 6 weeks before your first frost, delay planting until early spring. Prepare the ground this fall so it can settle over winter. I usually dig in several inches of both compost and sphagnum peat moss. Wait on fertilizer until new leafy growth appears on your roses. Adding bone meal and Epsom salts are questionable practices and should be avoided without a soil test first. I've linked to articles on bare root roses, when to plant roses and how to plant roses.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../roses/bare-root-roses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/planting-rose-bushes-in-the-fall.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../roses/planting-rose-bushes.htm

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