General Rose Care

My rose does not seem to have survived the winter. Is there anything I can do?

Are you sure this particular plant is entirely dead? Often after a difficult winter, a rose may appear dead, but will eventually regrow new canes from the base of the plant. Have you tried pruning it back to 6” or so to see if new growth emerges (which may take a few weeks)? By cutting the plant back, you’ll push all the energy back down into the roots which may help it bounce back over time.

Do I need to deadhead Knock Out® Roses or Drift® Roses?

Both Knock Out® Roses and Drift® Roses will re-bloom from spring to frost regardless of deadheading. Deadheading does offer a cleaner, tidier look. Often people choose to deadhead to remove the faded blooms, so ultimately it is up to you.

I just planted my rose and it seems to have died.

Are your roses planted in a sunny location? They do need at least 6-8 hours of sun each day to flourish. If you planted in a sunny spot, it could be transplant shock. Try giving the roses a good, long drink of water. It can take at least a couple months for plants to get well established in their new location.

Besides keeping it well watering, you can try trimming off any of the wilted or damaged blooms to allow the plant to put extra energy into establishing new roots into the soil.

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