Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Let’s Talk Rose Care!

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Peninsula Park Rose Garden Horticulturist, Hillary Maurer
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Madame Caroline Testout Rose
Is there a black rose?

Is there a black rose?

No, there is no such thing as a truly black rose.  There are dark red or crimson roses, which may darken as they age and dry out. And florists may paint or dye roses for special occasions. The roses grown in Halfeti, Turkey are a dark crimson color, and are grown as part of the large commercial enterprise for rose petals, rose water, and rose essential oils.

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My roses grow but never bloom

Most roses require a fair amount of sunlight each day. Additionally, they like to be watered regularly. We like to fertilize our roses once a month during the bloom season. If your rose bushes look healthy, but have no blooms, you might try fertilizing, if you aren’t already doing that. If the bush is getting 6 or more hours of sunlight and plenty of water, consider getting a soil analysis.

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What’s the best time of the year to plant rose bushes?

What’s the best time of the year to plant rose bushes?

The best time to plant roses is springtime, after the danger of frost has passed. There are several reasons for this, including that bare root roses and many new container roses are available from growers in springtime, the soil is soft enough and warm enough to encourage growth, and roses are coming out of their dormant period because of increased sunlight and higher temperatures.

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