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Conyers, GA

March 9, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8416330

Do I need to do anything special when I plant them?
Im so excited!!!
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8416444

Just plant as yoou would any rose.. I'm not a rosarian by any means, but I would amend the planting hole (especially if you have GA clay) to promote good drainage. I like polymer moisture crystals and slow-release fertilizer pellets when I plant anything... if your rose is arriving bare root, you could make a slurry of rehydrated crystals to coat the roots, then mix the rest of the polymer into the planting hole. Again, thinking of drainage, you might consider planting it into a bit of a mounded up "hill," unless the area where you're putting it is sloped or generally quite dry.

I hope your new plant does beautifully for you!
Palm Coast, FL

April 17, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8502706

I bought two of these from a local antique rose nursery and the owner of the nursery owner suggested that I add a small scoop of Milorganite on top of the roses, around the roots. If the leaves start yellowing, add a small amount of epsom salts also. I'm a newbie to this and my Zephirines are doing great in the several weeks since I planted them. Hope yours are doing well also!!! ;) Can't wait till they climb and bloom!!!

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Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8502957

Those sound like good tips! Milorganite is a great fertilizer, but I've learned not to put it too close to a walkway or sitting area... I swear, it stinks every time it gets wet! LOL

I tend to forget about epsom salts... they're a great source of magnesium and so easy to apply, just throw it around by the handful!

Thank you! I hope your plants really take off in the next couple of years. :-)

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