Rose Care & Maintenance
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Forever & Ever Rose Planting Instructions
- Dig hole three times the width of the container. Depth of hole should be equal to height of soil in the pot.
- Prepare backfill soil by mixing in peat for sandy soil or compost for clay soil.
- Remove plant from pot.
- If the roots are encircling the bottom of the pot, disturb them by cutting them in several places so they will branch out instead of continuing to go in circles.
- Place plant in hole with top of rootball even with ground level.
- Fill hole with prepared soil.
- Tap soil firmly to eliminate air pockets.
- Form a 2" high soil berm around planting hole to retain water.
- Gently soak with water until saturated.
- Add 1-2" layer of mulch.
- Continue to water frequently at the root ball until plant becomes established. This may take most of the growing season for Kolorscape™ roses as they need an extensive root system to maintain healthy, lush foliage. Wilting leaves are a sign of insufficient water. If observed only in late afternoon, it is transplant shock. If leaves start the day in a morning wilted state, it is time to apply generous water.
- Once established, check soil weekly or more frequently for moisture. Do not allow to dry out.
- Water well when needed.
Forever & Ever Rose Pruning Instructions
Little pruning is required other than removing spent flowers or to trim away dead stems before spring growth begins. Kolorscape™ roses will product more blooms as the plant approaches mature size. Therefore it is best to remove only dry, brown and dead stems and to allow all other healthy stems and branches to remain. Like all roses, the best time for pruning is in late months of dormancy. In mild climates that would be in late January or early February. In northern cold climates, late March is best.
Forever & Ever Rose Fertilizing Instructions
In early spring or late winter apply a balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, following package directions. Encourage continued season long flowering, apply additional fertilizer at 6-8 week intervals. To prepare the rose for winter, be sure and stop feeding 6 weeks before anticipated first hard frost. This will allow all new growth to slow and “harden off” and better resist the beginning of winter weather.
Common Rose Diseases
There are two diseases that wreck havoc and spoil the enjoyment of growing roses:
- Black Spot
- Powdery Mildew
Kolorscape™ Roses are highly resistant and immune to both! This means that enjoying our roses is as easy as growing them! Foliage is glossy, dark green and remains clean of these two party-poopers all season long, year in and year out. We make it easy and fun to stop and enjoy the roses!