How to Grow Roses

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Botanical Information

Taxonomy

Rosa spp.

History

Physical Description

Growth habit, flower size, fragrance, color, all vary among the multitude of rose species and varieties.

Varieties & Cultivars

Categories or Types of [plantname]

Colors Available

Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/[plantname])

Generally, the flowers of the older types, such as rugosa roses, are the most flavorful

Growth Requirements

Climate & Temperature Requirements

Air Temperature

Soil Temperature

Humidity

Day Length or Light Requirements

full sun

Site Conditions Favored

Soil Requirements

Soil Texture

well-drained

pH

Nutrient Requirements

rich soil

Propagation

Methods of propagation

Seed

Division

Cuttings

Transplanting or Potting Up

Seed Saving

Planting Out

Bed Prep & Soil Amendments

Bed Spacing

Row Spacing

Planting Depth

Alternative Bed Methods

Container Gardening

Routine Cultivation & Maintenance

Water Requirements

regular watering

Fertilization Recommendations

regular fertilizing

Mulching & Weeding

Pinching or Pruning & Dividing

  • dead-head to keep blooming
  • regular pruning (usually in February)

Support

Winterizing

Companion Planting

Helpful Companions

Harmful Companions

Companion to..

Pests, Diseases & Problems

Common Pests

Common Diseases

Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

Stem/Trunk

Flowers

Fruit

Roots

Harvesting & Storage

Edible Parts of the Plant

Petals have a perfumed taste

Yield

Days to Harvest / Harvest Timing

Harvest Methods

pick off the petals

Storage of harvest

Fresh

Canned

Frozen

Pickled

Dried

Cooking

Nutritional Benefits & Values

Toxicity

Cooking

Preparation

pick off the petals and remove the white base, which has a bitter taste

Cooking Methods

Recipes (link to …/category/recipes/tag/[plantname])

Petals:

  • add to salads
  • jelly

Resources

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