How to Grow Climbing Roses

August 2, 2016

Climbing roses take a little extra attention, but with patience your efforts will be richly rewarded.  Here’s how to get the best out of your climbing rose efforts:

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LOCATION:  Most roses prefer loose, well-drained soil and will bloom best if they get at least six hours of full sun per day.

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WATER & FOOD:  For the first two years water climbing roses deeply and regularly.  During the first year feed them lightly with a balanced liquid plant food (12-12-12) in late May and again in mid-July.  In year two, feed with ½ cup of a complete granular fertilizer around the base of the plant in late February.

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TRAINING & PRUNING:  Rose canes don’t actually “climb” like vines do, so you’ll need to tie the canes to sturdy supports with twine, heavy-gauge plastic ties or plastic-coated wire.  It takes several years to develop strong climbing canes, so prune only dead stems, faded flowers, and weak growth for the first two to three years.  Prune during the dormant season (usually November – Februrary) in mild-winter areas, and early spring (April) in cold winter areas.Jewelry

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