In many areas of California, March is the month when roses break dormancy, or begin sustained growth over spring, summer and into fall. Here are seven tasks for roses in spring:
GardenZeus has complete recommendations for every rose class for your GardenZeus zone, including Old Garden Roses as well as hybrid teas and grandifloras, floribundas, climbers, shrubs, miniatures and groundcovers. Don’t know your GardenZeus zone? Click here.
GardenZeus Tip: Most rose varieties need full sun, at least 5 hours of direct sun per day, with 7 or more hours of sunlight being ideal during active growing and blooming periods. When receiving less sunlight, many roses will be unreliable or sporadic with blooming, and may become leggy. Varieties that are not heat tolerant will suffer and may become prone to diseases and pest infestation in direct sun in during summer, or may die from diseases or pest infestation as a result of being stressed by heat.
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