What You Need To Know

Few flowers can match the beauty and romance of Roses. With their diverse colors, forms, and fragrances, Roses can add a touch of elegance to any garden or landscape. However, like any plant, Roses require proper care and attention to thrive. In this step-by-step guide, we'll explore the essential techniques for planting Roses; helping you create a stunning garden that will dazzle and delight your senses.

Which Rose is best?
Where you’re located has a lot to do with the success of your Roses. Determine your USDA Zone HERE. Narrow down your Rose options by Zone. Which roses work best in your area? There are different types of rose varieties too! Choose from: Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Grandifloras, Miniature, Climbers, Shrubs, and Trees! Find your ideal Garden Debut® Roses HERE.

Location in the Garden is key.
Roses require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Choose a spot that gets plenty of sun. Make sure the soil is well-draining, as Roses do not like to be in waterlogged soil.


1. Soil prep.
Loosen the soil to a depth of at least 12 inches and remove any weeds or rocks. Add organic matter like compost or aged manure to the soil, to improve its fertility and texture.

2. Digging.
Dig a hole that's about twice as wide as the root ball and just deep enough to accommodate the roots. If you're planting multiple roses, make sure to space them at least 2 to 3 feet apart.

3. Root preparation.
If you're planting bare-root roses, soak the roots in water for a few hours before planting. This will help them absorb water and nutrients more easily.

4. Planting your Rose.
Place the rose in the hole, making sure that the graft union (the point where the stem and roots meet) is about 2 inches below the soil surface. This will protect the plant from harsh weather.

5. Filling.
Fill the hole with soil, making sure to firm it around the roots to eliminate any air pockets. Water the plant deeply to settle the soil and remove any remaining air pockets.

6. Mulch.
Mulch around the base of the plant with a layer of organic mulch like shredded bark or leaves. This will help retain moisture in the soil and suppress weeds.

7. Watering.
Roses need consistent moisture, especially during their first year of growth. Water deeply once a week, or more often if the weather is hot and dry.

8. Pruning.
Once your rose has established itself, prune it in late winter or early spring to promote healthy growth and flowering.

If you have any questions regarding the maintenance of your Garden Debut® Roses, please feel free to Contact Us HERE.