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Special care should be taken with planting depth. It varies according to climate you live in.
If you live in a colder area, plant a bit deeper and consult with people growing roses in your area. If you are buying potted roses, you should plant them about 1 inch deeper than their potted level.
The best time to plant roses varies depending on winter temperature. Where temperatures don't drop below -10 degrees F; either fall or spring planting is satisfactory. If you live in an area where winter temperatures go below -10 degrees F, spring planting is preferred. Plants should be planted in a dormant condition if purchased bare root, but container grown plants may be planted throughout growing season.
Spacing of rose plant is highly influenced by temperature. In regions where winters are severe, rose plant does not grow as large as in mild climates. Taking this into consideration, hybrid tea roses should be spaced 1 1/2 to 3 feet apart. Large vigorous growers, such as hybrid perpetuals need 3 to 5 feet of space, and climbers need from 8 to 10 feet of space.
If winter temperature is below 10 degrees F, roses can grow healthy if proper care is taken. The gardener must prepare for that cold, wet reality as he revels in summer air conditioning.
In zones 7 and colder, roses enjoy their last fertilization of season by August 15th to limit emergence of new rose canes, which will almost certainly not survive winter.
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