When is the Best Time to Plant Roses Up North?

“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!

Jessie Keith

Black Gold Horticulturist