“When is the best time to plant bare root roses and potted roses?” Question from Deb of Lynbrook, New York.
Answer: In northern climates like yours, the best time to plant roses, bare root or potted, is in the spring. This allows new roses time to become fully established over a season. By the following winter, they will have set good root systems to help them weather through the cold of winter.
For certain rose-growing success, be sure you plant roses hardy to your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone. Also, give them the best care possible, especially when they are becoming established. For good all-around rose growing advice, see the organic rose-care video below.
Happy rose growing!
Black Gold Horticulturist