BEGIN THE JOURNEY
Vineland 49th Parallel Collection will grow to include five to seven fabulous landscape roses over the coming years. All roses will feature the name of a Canadian natural phenomenon and celebrate beauty above the 49th parallel.
Planting & Location Selection
PRIOR TO PLANTING
Choose a sunny area since your rose will require at least 6-8 hours of sun daily. Dig a hole twice the size of the container and loosen the soil.
Carefully remove the plant from the pot and place it in the loosened soil. Ensure the plant is leveled with the soil.
Cover by adding soil back around the plant, making sure to remove clumps. Add any soil amendments such as manure or peat moss.
Water thoroughly around the base of the plant by applying a bucket of water. Mulch can be used to retain moisture and help reduce weeds.
Use a fertilizer formulated for roses and follow the rates and application instructions on the product label. Always make sure the soil is moist before application to avoid burning roots. Fertilize once a month from early spring until end of July.
Note: There is no need to fertilize at planting time if compost is being used.
Pruning & Seasonal Care
Always prune your plant in early spring when you see new shoots growing from the canes.
Determine the height you want your rose bush to reach since it will triple in size following pruning. You will need lopping shears to prune the heavier canes and smaller shears to finish pruning.
The frequency of watering depends on your soil and climate and on the age of the plant. Water a few mornings a week using a soaker hose to avoid overhead watering onto the foliage.
Fertilize once a month starting in the spring until the end of July. Never fertilize late in the summer as your landscape roses are preparing for its winter dormancy period .
If you live in an area that reaches – 40ºC or below you should protect your rose by adding 5-7 cm of mulch around the base of the plant or burying it under soil and wrapping the plant with burlap.