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Discussion id : 30-291
most recent 12 SEP 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 SEP 08 by CarolynB
Are there some varieties of roses that need more (or less) water than most others? I ask because I have a flower carpet rose in a spot which gets a lot of overspray from the lawn sprinklers, and it doesn't appear to like having the soil so wet so much of the time. (The leaves become discolored and paler and don't look right, although they don't have fungal disease.) I'm wondering if there are some varieties of roses which would like more water, and would thrive in that setting. For that spot, I prefer a Floribunda or Shrub that gets around 3 feet tall. Since I live in zone 9, it should be a rose that likes lots of dry heat in summer. Since I don't spray routinely, it should be disease resistant. Does anyone know of any roses that meet these criteria and like lots of water?
Discussion id : 26-700
most recent 26 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 MAY 08 by AnnaBoop
Hello, I'm wondering how long & how often I should water my new bare root roses?
Every day? every other day? I've read that roses like deep infrequent waterings but I wasn't sure if when they are first starting out if they need water on a daily basis?
Any recommedations would be gladly appreciated.

Reply #1 of 4 posted 24 MAY 08 by Lyn G
In my experience, I have always watered bare root roses daily because the new roots are not sufficient to bring up enough moisture to the top growth. If you have purchased a boxed or packaged roses, this is even more important because the root mass has been cut back to fit the packaging and is often far too small to support the top growth.

I generally rehydrate my bare root roses over night in a bucket of water before planting, too.

If you have good drainage, it is hard to over water a newly planted bare root rose.

Reply #2 of 4 posted 25 MAY 08 by AnnaBoop
Thanks very much! I'll keep up with the watering. :)
Reply #3 of 4 posted 26 MAY 08 by Wendy C.
I agree with Lyn. It is best to keep new roses well watered until they are established and blooming.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 26 MAY 08 by Anna
Discussion id : 22-036
most recent 18 OCT 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 13 OCT 07 by shirley sargent
how often does it bloom and how much water does it require
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 OCT 07 by Wendy C.
I can't see which rose you are asking about.

In general roses need the equivelant of 1" of rain per week; more is required in extreme heat.
Discussion id : 13-336
most recent 19 JUL 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 JUL 06 by Angela M.

I live in the Dallas area and this time of year we are at about 100 degrees every day with NO RAIN at all.  I was out of town about 5 days and my roses didn't get any water.  They are suffering severly.  Aside from regular deep watering, what can I do to help them recuperate?  Should I prune back the canes?  They look a bit yellowed and many of the leaves are dry and falling off.  [They are Angelface, Frag. Lavender Simplicity, a climber and 2 HTs.] HELP, PLEASE!!


Thank you!

Reply #1 of 4 posted 18 JUL 06 by Rupert, Kim L.
We've had some pretty awful heat and weather here in SoCal, too, so I can sympathize! I wouldn't cut the canes on your roses unless they'll sunburning. Modern roses store the starches and sugars they need to grow in the wood. When you cut it unnecessarily, you're taking that stored food away from them prematurely. I found here (Southern California middle desert) that over head watering helps rehydrate dessicated bushes faster. They absorb it through all plant parts. A good, deep soaking, repeated at the frequency your drainage and budget dictates, helps to restore them to productivity. You don't want to feed them anything except water until you see a lot of new growth. All fertilizers are salt, or develop into the salt forms of the nutrients. Your roses are water stressed. Giving them anything salty will remove water from them at a time they can ill afford it. You can actually burn and kill them, so stick with water until you're comfortable they've recovered and are actively growing again.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 18 JUL 06 by Angela M.
Thank you so very much!  Watering I shall do.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 19 JUL 06 by Wendy C.

I totally agree with Kim. You can clean up the lost foliage once the roses have recovered.  For now water them deeply and let them rehydrate.

Best of Luck

Reply #4 of 4 posted 19 JUL 06 by Angela M.
Thank you both very much.  I hope I can save them.
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