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Planted first rose garden today, everything wilted

posted by: swedeone on 02.19.2014 at 08:23 pm in Roses Forum


I am hoping to start my first rose garden around the bird bath and planted six, bare root roses today. I followed the instructions per several Youtube videos, put compost down, good soil, dug deep enough, etc. soaked the roses, planted them on a mound of dirt, packed the soil, watered, more soil, more water. About an hour later, all the leaves wilted on every plant.

I talked to the company, Sexton Roses, who told me I should cut off all the green leaves and buds already growing and let new shoots grow instead.

Should I let them be for a few days, keep watering and see how they do or should I cut off the leaves and stems?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,



clipped on: 04.21.2014 at 09:29 pm    last updated on: 04.21.2014 at 09:29 pm