Roses in shock!
by Jacqueling Sies
(Bonham Texas )
QUESTION; I had to move two rose bushes, they are in deep shock.
Is there anything I can do to save them?
ANSWER: Hi Jacqueling! Love that name.
Your transplanted roses went into shock, probably because you didn't read my page about how to transplant roses.
Right now the only thing you can do is to add some transplant shock liquid to the roses and hope for the best.
Don't let the roses dry out, and do not feed them at this time.
When you moved the roses, you cut off the important feeder roots, that's why they went into shook.
So give your roses time to build new feeder roots, by watering them regularly.
I hope you re-planted the roses in a spot where they get good drainage.
No rose will thrive with poor drainage.
In fact bad drainage will kill a rose.