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How to Grow Container Roses

Growing roses in containers means you can easily transport them from place to place, and they add beauty and fragrance to any home or garden.


  • Step 1: Choose container Choose a plastic or clay container with good drainage and adequate room for root growth.
  • TIP: Choose a 16-inch or larger container to reduce watering and heat build-up problems.
  • Step 2: Fill with soil Fill the container two-thirds full with artificial soil.
  • Step 3: Plant the rose Place the rose over the artificial soil and fill the area around it with more soil. The bud onion should be level with the soil line.
  • Step 4: Water the rose Water the rose until water comes out of the bottom of the pot. Water every day or every other day, keeping the soil damp.
  • TIP: Spot-check for dryness by inserting a finger an inch into the soil. If the soil is dry, you need to water your rose.
  • Step 5: Feed the plant Feed your rose with fish emulsion fertilizer or Epsom salt once a week to produce substantial blossoms.
  • Step 6: Keep in sunlight Place your rose container where it will get a minimum of 7 hours sunlight a day.
  • Step 7: Show off to friends Show off your beautiful container roses to neighbors, friends, and family.
  • FACT: According to fossil evidence, the rose is 35 million years old.

You Will Need

  • A plastic or clay container
  • Artificial soil
  • A rose
  • Water
  • Fish emulsion fertilizer or Epsom salt
  • Sunlight

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