Roses Built for High Elevation and Cold Winters

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Rose bushes add a classic, sophisticated look to any garden.B Their beauty can be protected over the winter months in Colorado, with a little love and care, and they can flourish when the spring comes again.B Not all rose plants were made to survive in the Rocky Mountain region, but a few can live such as the Canadian Rose.B Taking these steps can help your rose plants over the winter:

  • Clean up fallen leaves around the plant – This can help prevent disease organisms from destroying your roses.
  • When night temperatures have dropped below freezing for a few nights, a layer of fresh soil or mulch over the crown of the rose plant.
  • Once there have been a few nights of freezing temperatures, watering your rose plants once or twice a month help the root system, especially if we have a dry season.
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