Rose Care

January

Apply Dormant Oil and contact fungicide
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February

Prune existing roses
Plant bareroot roses
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March

Apply Witherspoon Premium 2-in-1 Fertilizer to established roses
Plant bareroot roses
Remove mulch, top dress with 2" layer of cow manure and replace mulch
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April

After danger of frost, remove mulch from around the graft
Begin regular spraying every 7-10 days through October
Begin planting potted roses
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May

Continue planting potted roses
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June

Deadhead roses
Water 3-5 gallons weekly
Continue spraying
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July

Deadhead roses
Water 3-5 gallons weekly
Continue spraying
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August

Deadhead roses
Water 3-5 gallons weekly
Continue spraying
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September

Deadhead roses
Water 3-5 gallons weekly
Continue spraying
If using a slow release fertilizer, stop application
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October

Deadhead roses
Water 3-5 gallons weekly
Stop spraying
Order new roses
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November

Prepare new beds for planting next season
Order new roses
Every 2-3 years, have soil tested and adjust the pH level to range of 6-6.5
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December

Cut back roses to "waist high" about 3'
Place mulch 6" high over the graft for winter protection
Order new roses
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This calendar was adapted for the North Carolina Piedmont

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