Learning About Transplanting Roses


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Learning About Transplanting Roses

Almost everyone has his/her reasons for transplanting roses and I’m pretty much sure that you will to when the time comes that you need to do this. Here are some helpful tips that you can use to successfully transplant your plants.

You need to be careful since roses have thorns! Wear gloves to guard your hands and they should be sturdy for you do not want to drop your roses and do damage to them. You need to give your roses tender loving care much like what a nurturing parent would do to his/her child.

Here are some tips to make transplanting a fun activity.


Water the plant before relocation. it would not be easy removing the system, so you would need to water the plant first. Most likely you will leave a small portion behind. This won’t pose to be a problem if watered well.

The Basics

Before transferring the plant, makes sure that the new location is ready. A 12-18-inch hole in width and depth should be dug. This is only a rough guide. The hole should be proportion to the size of your plant. To avoid damage, prepare an area to place your roses near the new location. This is very crucial as the size of your rose plant will most likely be inaccurate at this time. This way, you will be able to adjust.

Next step is to take out the soil from where the plant originally was and create a small mound at the bottom of the new hole. One way to evaluate the size of the mound is to place the plant on the mound across the top of the hole. You’re good when the mark matches the level of the mound.


The roots of your plant should be evenly spread on the mound and then covered with sufficient amount of soil. Use the soil from the original location of your rose plant. For the first day, water your rose plant well. After the first day, you may continue watering with the normal amount.

Transferring from Container to Ground

Do this when your plant is dormant. Pruning is necessary before you dig your plant. Next step would be to water it well for three days. Your plant is ready to be transplanted on the 4th day; just make sure that fibrous roots are removed. It is important to shield your newly transplanted rose from overexposure to the sun for several weeks.


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Transplanting roses may be a little challenging, but if you are careful, you will be able to this successfully without doing harm to your rose or yourself. By understanding everything that was mentioned in this article, you will be able to secure the safety of your roses as well as yours during the transplantation process.