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Rose Care

The Rose brings classic beauty and eye-catching color to your outdoor space. Most varieties are winter hardy to USDA zone 5 and can be planted in the ground to enjoy year after year.

How to care for your Rose

Use these instructions to care for a Rose. This guide will tell you how to water a Rose; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.



Place your Rose in a full sun location that receives 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day. Roses can tolerate partial sun exposure, but flowering will be reduced. The plant will not produce flowers in a fully shaded location.


Water when the 50% of the soil volume is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot. Do not use a saucer outdoors or allow the plant to sit in standing water.


Average outdoor humidity is fine for most area of the US.


Keep indoors in a bright spot until outdoor temperatures remain above 45°F. Foliage can be damaged in below-freezing temperatures. 


Feed every two weeks in the spring and summer with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer. For maximum flowering, use a bloom-boosting fertilizer that is high in phosphorus.


Your Rose is considered non-toxic and pet-friendly, but watch out for the sharp thorns.


Bring your plant indoors once night temperatures dip below 35°F. Keep the plant in a bright spot, water sparingly, and do not fertilize. Your Rose will not grow quickly, if at all, over the winter. Begin fertilizing it again in the early spring and move it outdoors once temperatures stay above 45°F. If you live in USDA Zone 5 or above, you can plant your Rose in the ground. It will survive the winter and come back to life every spring for years to come!

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