My Transplanted Rose
Is Not Blooming

by Kathy
(Portland, OR)

QUESTION; Dear Rose Expert,
My husband and I bought a 100 year old house that came with a wonderful, red, fragrant rose.

After we moved in, we decided to put in a new fence.

The new fence would have cut off most of the sunlight that had previously shined on this red rose.

So I decided to move the rose to a more favorable spot.

However, it has now been two years since the move and the rose has yet to bloom at all.

It puts out very vigorous growth compared to the other rose nearby, but, alas, no blooms.

Is my rose done?


ANSWWER: Hi Kathy! No I don't think your transplanted rose is done at all.

When a rose is transplanted, most feeder roots which grow sideways, rather than deep, are cut off.

Your rose is sending energy to grow new feeder roots so it can take up nutrients from the soil to produce flowers.

Most transplaned rose bushes can take several seasons before coming to bloom again.

Make sure the rose doesn't recieve too much nitrogen which will produce foilage but no blooms.

Feed you rose a with a balanced rose fertilizer and water regularly.

There is nothing more you can do. You just have to wait it out.

I know of a transplanted rose that finally blooming after 5 years.

Lets hope you don't have to wait that long.

Here is my page about transplanted roses.
transplanting roses.
Best Regards,

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