Planting a bare-root rose
can seem daunting but is really very simple! The best time to plant bare-root roses is in late autumn at leaf fall and from late winter to early spring, before growth resumes. Avoid planting in the middle of winter when the ground is frozen. This video shows you how to plant a bare-root rose for a beautiful and long-lasting display in your garden.
Bare-root roses are only available from about November to March usually by mail order. These are plants dug from open ground and packed to prevent the roots drying out before sale. Bare-root plants are usually good quality, having a wider root spread than containerised plants, and they are often good value. They should be planted as soon as received.