Caring for Roses

Regional Care of Roses for Your Climate

red rose bud

Caring for roses where you garden;

Not everyone will plant, prune, spray, or even pick roses at exactly the same time every year. While some gardens are leafing out and beginning to produce buds, others are fast asleep under blankets of snow and still very dormant.

Warmer regions of the country will be picking bouquets of roses, while the coldest areas have not even seen a green leaf yet!

For the best rose care, you need specific information about YOUR own climate region. My garden is in zone 5, so you will find lots of information on this site about gardening in that region, but I wanted to add this additional information for gardeners in other areas... I hope you will find it helpful!

Author; Carol Fielding

Regional Rose Care

What information will you find in this regional guide? Information about caring for roses in a monthly guide.

I will guide you month by month, through pruning, fertilizing, spraying, mulching, deadheading, watering, winter protection, and everything else that has to do with caring for roses!

Hardiness Zone

Do you know what your hardiness zone is?

Based on the map, the United States Department of Agriculture has a Plant Hardiness Zone Map to show you (your) specific zone. It is most important to know your hardiness zone for choosing roses that will thrive in your specific area. (Don't buy of Plant roses that are not hardy to your zone!)

Find yours Here

I will be adding pages regularly to try and get in as many areas as I can.

If you live in an area that you don't see listed here, please let me know and I will add it! You could also help your fellow regional gardeners by adding any specific problems or tips for (your) specific area. Thanks for helping others!

Rose Care Calendar by Region

Caring for Roses

Midwest & Plains

pink rose for midwest region

Lots of extremes in this region. Your garden becomes very hot in summer and very cold in the winter months!


striped rose for northwest rose calendar

A mild climate, but you'll find lots of moisture in this region causes many rose diseases. Follow the month by month guide to healthier roses!


morning blush rose

My area (and then some) Learn about spring, summer care, and protecting the roses for winter....


pink rose

Warm, hot and humid with a long growing season...

Please use this form to contact me with any regional information you would like to share..

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