The warm days and cool nights in fall make it the perfect season to plant shrubs, giving them time to settle in and spread their roots before going dormant in winter.
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Moderate autumn temperatures make it easier on a hard-working gardener, too. This is the time to plant Knock Out roses, known for disease resistance and constant color. I've always been told to plant in the fall so the rose can develop a strong sturdy root system (but growth is virtually non-existent until it warms up) and that planting roses in spring will result in faster growth and budding but will result in smaller weaker roots which can Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
layer of prepared soil in the hole.
Pruning roses will make them bloom more profusely.
Keep in mind, when you add soil around the plant, you want the crown of the bare root rose to end up just above ground level, and the potted rose to be at the same depth as it was in the pot. Pack soil around your new roses, mulch with a 3-inch deep layer of pine straw, pine bark, or hardwood mulch, and water File Size: KB. That said, late Autumn (Fall) planting can be a little risky depending on exactly what it is you're planting. I say go for it now (end of October) or sometime within the next 2 to 3 weeks (by mid November).
Choose a full-sun location. Morning sun is important.