The roses you can buy planted in a pot or just bare rooted. To plant a bare root plant, follow those simple instructions:
Find a spot for your bare root rose that gets at least six hours of full sun. This is necessary when growing roses.
Remove the package and let the roots soak in water for some hours, or even better over the night. The rose plants shall be fully hydrated before planting in the ground.
Cut off every brown, dead cane you can see on the plant, and even roots that look not fresh.
Dig a hole in the ground that is big enough for the roots to grow, approximately 18 inches wide and 18 inches. If you are living in a colder area, be sure the bud union a couple of inches below ground level. The canes should be submerged when planting roses.
Cover with soil and compost in alternate layers. Add manure. Work the soil around the bare roots to eliminate any air pockets. Firm soil around the roots and add more soil until the hole is almost full.
Be sure to water the plant and let the whole ground around the plant soak with water. And do not forget to water the days after also, especially when it is hot and dry days. Bare rooted roses need a lot of water while in the process to establish roots and be settled. Maybe this is one of the most important things when it comes to planting roses. Water not so often, but richly while watering – that helps the roots getting deep down to the water. It is stressful for the plant if you water a little, but frequently. Then the plant will have a problem establishing.
Those are some simple steps on how to plant a rose!
When to plant:
• Plant bare rooted roses in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. In warmer parts of the country, you can plant in early autumn once the weather has cooled slightly.