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How to Transplant Rosebushes

By: Danny Lipford

Transplanting roses is a little trickier than transplanting other plant varieties. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Choose a time of year when the rose is dormant.
  • Thoroughly soaking the rosebush with water.
  • Prune the bush back, and spray it with dormant spray.
  • Dig a large hole to receive the rosebush.
  • Dig up the bush and set it in the hole.
  • Mix 30% potting soil with the native soil.
  • Fill up the hole around the bush with the soil mixture.
  • Water the rosebush thoroughly.


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  • Denise Says:
    May 29th, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I have recently moved and brought my roses with me. They are on pots and have been for a couple to several years. I am wanting to plant them in the yard of my new home. I have also bought a few more at a home improvement store. They are blooming at this time. Do I have to wait till they are dormant to plant them? I was hoping to get them out of there pots and into a raised flower bed soon to enjoy them.

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How to Transplant Rosebushes