Roses

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Roses grow well in the sunny and hot conditions of the Wenatchee Valley and when they receive adequate water.

They can have a more difficult time in the winter. Though most roses are hardy enough to handle the low temperatures, they can be caught by an earlier than expected drop in temperature. This occurred in the late fall in 2008 and again in 2010. It resulted in the death of many roses.

Roses that are planted on their own roots will regrow from the ground  and the flower will be the same as planted. Roses grown as grafts on rootstock will also sprout from the base, but it will be from the rootstock, not the grafted rose, and the flower will not be the same as planted. In that case, a homeowner usually will replace the rose.

Selecting roses grown on their own roots will protect against loss of a favorite rose to early winter temperatures.

Rose Culture – a fact sheet from Spokane County Master Gardeners
Put Roses to Bed for the Winter – a fact sheet from Chelan Master Gardeners
How to Prune Climbing Roses– a fact sheet from Spokane County Master Gardeners

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