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Planting Guide For Potted Roses


As soon as you receive your delivery of potted roses, removed them from the box and plastic bag. Place outside in a sunny position and give it a good water. Your rose will be thirsty after its trip.


  • It is best to transplant roses in cooler weather.
  • Avoid distrubing the roots when transplanting.
  • Wilting may occur after transplanting, if this happens ensure the rose is recieving plenty of water and withold fertiliser.
  • We have recently fed your rose for you so you do not need to worry about fertilising after planting.



Once your rose has arrived and had a good drink, you can choose one of the following options:

Option 1:

Leave it in the supplied pot

Your rose will continue to grow and flower if you decide to leave it in the pot provided, however it will need re-potting in winter. Place in a sunny spot with good drainage and keep well watered.

Please keep in mind that roses have very large root systems and will become root bound when they out grow the size of the pot. Re-potting your rose into a larger pot will be necessary after a period.


Option 2:

Re-potting into a different pot

We suggest a pot at least 50cm x 50cm. Be sure to use a premium potting mix and don't distrub the existing root system when transplanting. Once planted, give it a good water.


Option 3:

Planting in the ground

Your potted rose can be planted straight into its new home.

Plant your rose in a sunny position with good drainage and away from other shrubs and trees. We also highly recommend doing a soil pH test. Click here for more information on soil preparation.

1. Dig a hole large enough to place the pot within.

2. Carefully slide the pot away from the plant, without disturbing the soil around the roots. ie. Do not shake the soil off or tease the soil from around the roots in any way! Disrupting the roots will allow air into the root system which can cause damage.

3. Carefully place in the pre-dug hole. Make sure the soil line is vertical with the top of the potted soil, as pictured below.

4. Fill in the rest of the hole with soil.

5. Keep well watered. This step is very important as the rose will require extra water while the root system becomes established in the new position.



Water is the key for the success of your roses. Click here for a detailed guide on watering roses.



After planting your rose we highly recommend applying a layer of mulch around the base of the rose. Mulch helps to protect the roots from temperature variation but also helps to retain moisture in the soil.

For more information on mulching roses, click here.


Feeding Roses

Regular feeding with quality rose food is essential for great performing roses. Click here for more information on fertilising roses.