Newly Registered
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:44 pm
Location: Southern CA

Planting roses on their own roots

I am planting about 30 Old Garden Roses. I have not planted these kinds of roses before. They have multiple branches coming from the ground and tend to spread. What is the general rule for spacing with these roses?

Full Member
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:55 pm
Location: Mansfield, Missouri

Marlingardener that link is just a "This domain for sale" site. Sorry you either typed it wrong or something. no online catalog there.

Full Member
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:12 pm

The spacing varies a little by the type of OGR. In general, Bourbons, Hybrid Perpetuals, Portlands, Mosses, and Gallicas are 3-5' tall bushes and are planted, like Hybrid Teas, about 3 foot apart. Species roses and hybrids, rugosa's hybrids, and some albas (like Maiden's Blush and Fantin Latour) get larger and should be planted on 5-6 foot centers. It's best to simply look up every rose you're planting in a reference like Peter Beale's Classic Roses and then plant based on the size.

Return to “Rose Forum”