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  • Roses grown in a new greenhouse

    Created by P.Starreastwood on

    I have a small greenhouse 6×8. I would like to grow roses, but I don’t know where to start. So far I have six clay pots, thats about all. I would like to know how to care for them during the winter. I’m am interested in long stem roses. Starr Eastwood

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    Eric Vinje

    Hello Starr –

    As a primer, I’m going to recommend you take a look at our Rose Gardening Guru page. It’s chock-full of all kinds of rose growing information and I think it will help.


    As for caring for roses during the winter months, keep in mind that they really aren’t big fans of cold. Temps in the range of 60-70˚F are best. Depending on where you’re located your greenhouse should provide enough protection to keep them healthy and happy during colder weather. Is it heated? If not, check out our page on heating greenhouses here https://www.planetnatural.com/greenhouse-heating/. Also, make sure that your pots are big enough when you plant. A 10-15 gallon pot should be big enough for any long-stemmed variety. Inspect frequently for pests and water plants from below to prevent many fungal diseases from showing up.

    Hope this helps!



    I found the video at the bottom of the Rose Gardening Guru page to be quite helpful in my rose growing endevors! Keep in mind, there are a wide variety of species that will tolerate, or even enjoy cold weather. Choosing a variety to fit your climate will help to ease the headaches of learning to grow a new plant. I used a USDA hardiness zone map and compared my zone to an heirloom rose link (link no longer available) and discovered what type would fit my climate. Roses have a bushing growth habit, meaning you’ll need pretty big pots in order for them to achieve their full potential. The size of the pot will depend upon the type of rose. Check out this handy dandy list here https://www.heirloomroses.com/info/care/how-to/rose-container-gardening/

    Good luck with your roses!
    Happy Planting 🙂


    Thank you so much for your hints. This a start to to my long rose journey. Starr Eastwood

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