Springtime Rose Care

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Turk
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Springtime Rose Care

Post by Turk » April 13th, 2021, 10:07 pm

Second season with knockout roses in our new house (we had lots of knockout roses and tea roses in our old house). They survived our spring planting last year with minimal damage.

I've always started the spring with Bayer Bioadvanced 2-in-1 Systemic Rose and Flower Care 6-9-6 and 0.22% Imidacloprid) to give them a boost and to get ready for the aphid invasion.

Any other suggestions or is this good for now?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Springtime Rose Care

Post by MorpheusPA » April 15th, 2021, 8:37 pm

You're good. Feed roses now for good first blooms, and for Knockouts (that bloom fast and hard through the entire season if encouraged), keep feeding at least monthly through the season (until late summer). For less energetic bloomers, spring feeding and again in June will be sufficient.

You usually don't need to pre-app for aphids. Just keep an eye out and do it the moment you see them. Half the time, natural controls will do the job for you.

I do pre-app for Japanese beetles, though. Since I started, flower loss has been minimal in the July blossom.

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Re: Springtime Rose Care

Post by Turk » April 15th, 2021, 9:18 pm

Thanks, Morpheus. Now that the roots are established, I wanna see if they can have a good growth spurt this season.

Biggest annoyance will be dealing with the blackspot in the humid summer months (cleanup spotted leaves, spray Daconil, repeat, repeat, repeat).

Enjoy the roses. Got any trophy teas? I miss our Mr. Lincoln from our old house.

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Re: Springtime Rose Care

Post by MorpheusPA » April 16th, 2021, 1:28 pm

I don't have much other than a Knockout Double Red and a Knockout Yellow, personally. There's no room for much other than that given the annual gardens...

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