Growing Roses in Pots
Best Rose Container
Pro Tip: Drift Roses probably won't need a container much larger than 3 or 5 gallons (12 inches tall) at full size, but Knock Out Roses will require a pot closer to 10 gallons (preferably 18 to 24 inches tall) at full maturity.
Growing Roses in Pots: Winter Care
When growing roses in pots in the coldest recommended growing zone for your particular rose tree, protect them in the winter by moving them into an unheated garage or shed. Plants in containers do not have the root protection that plants in the ground have so they are not as cold hardy. Example: If your rose is recommended for zones 5 and up it is more like 6 and up for growing in a pot with full outdoor year-round exposure.
- If you protect the roots, you protect the plant.
- Potted plants that are closer to your home are more protected than those that aren’t.
- Keeping your plants watered during the harshest temperatures in winter actually protects them. Water freezes, and cannot get colder, but air can.
- Pots can be insulated with blankets, mulch, straw, and even soil.
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