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  • Which fertilizer is best for hybrid tea roses?

    Created by Francis David Moore on

    Is Liquid Karma a good fertilizer for hybrid tea roses or do you have a better product that you recommend?

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    E. Vinje

    Hi Francis –

    Roses aren’t too choosy about the type of fertilizer they receive, as long as they are being fed. Roses grown in containers should be fed with a water-soluble liquid fertilizer on a regular basis.

    When choosing the best fertilizer for your roses, look for a balanced, high-quality fertilizer (4-4-4) that includes macro and micronutrients. Roses require the following micro-nutrients for healthy growth:

    • Calcium (Ca): Builds cell wall strength, which helps your plants fight off predators

    • Magnesium (Mg): Promotes dark green leaves, flower color, flower production, and can help flush harmful salts through the soil; we recommend Epsom Salts

    • Sulfur (S)

    • Copper (Cu)

    • Iron (Fe)

    • Manganese (Mn)

    • Zinc (Zn)

    For your best blooms, we recommend using Alaska Fish Fertilizer, Neptune’s Harvest Fish & Seaweed or Neptune’s Harvest Fish Fertilizer.

    Happy gardening!



    A general purpose garden fertilizer will work fine, but I prefer using organic pellets.

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