This incredible rose blooms in a flush with a riot of
exotic coral colours. It has glossy green foliage to contrast against
its fair blooms. Chinook Sunrise boasts a light fragrance and a
1.2-metre spread, black spot tolerance and is winter hardy for our
Canadian zones. Ht 1.2 m (4 ft). (Shrub) This is a grafted rose.
Once received make sure roots are kept moist. Soak roses for at least 24
hours (can be as long as 3 or 4 days) before planting (roots totally
submerged in water). Plant in a well prepared soil. If the rose is
grafted, (knot at base of stems) make sure you bury the graft 10 cm (4
to 6 in) deep. Roses grow best in full sun and good air circulation.
Moisture is very important during the first year, water generously 2-3
times a week for first 6-8 weeks. Dig the hole big enough to accommodate
the roots and fill with water once before planting. Make sure roots are
not crammed into hole. Firm the soil around the roots and water
regularly for stronger growth and more bloom. Water generously before
freeze-up in fall. The best protection is extra soil or leaves raked
over roses to help catch the snow. Remove covering as spring warms up.
Most shrub roses are grown on their own roots (see above), if so, there
is no need for pruning suckers. Prune out any deadwood and inward
growing branches. Prune to keep desired shape. DO NOT PRUNE BACK IN THE FALL. Each spring prune back excess deadwood to green portion of stems, generally 1/3 to 1/2 back.
Jerry said this simple step of spraying Iron Chelates on your Roses every three weeks, shows that it can keep aphids away!
Growing Roses Printable instruction – will open a new tab