Roses are wonderful plants for growing in pots and other containers. Any type of rose can be grown in a pot, as long as the pot is large enough to hold the volume of soil or compost needed to sustain the size of the plant. Roses in pots can be grown in even the smallest amount of outside space, such as on a city balcony or terrace or on a small garden patio. Potted roses are available all year round. They are very popular gifts and can be planted during the summer months outside of the bare root rose season.
· Choose the right rose
· Pick the right pot.
· Use quality potting mix and enrich with compost to increase water holding capacity. Use a general organic soil that does NOT include any type of granular or time release fertilizer.
· Water regularly so that soil is moist, but not wet.
· Feed often for more blooms
· Re-pot every two to three years to refresh the soil.
· Root prune if you’re trying to keep the plant small.
· Transplant into a larger container if you notice a decrease in blooms.