When should I plant roses in Michigan?

If you’ve invested in bare-root roses the best time to plant in Michigan is anytime from late March through April. That’s after the last frost. So, depending on where you are in the State, perhaps late March is pushing it a bit and a safer bet would be well into April. 


When to plant roses in Michigan
When do I plant roses in Michigan?



For container-grown roses, the scenario is different. 

Container-grown roses can be planted at any time during the growing season. 

The key with container-grown roses is that you want to plant them well before the initial fall frost. This would allow your rose or roses to become nicely established before frost halts any growth. 

When should I plant roses in Michigan

2 thoughts on “When to Plant Roses in Michigan”

  1. i live in Michigan and would like to plant some climbing rose bushes when should I plant them and best type should I bug

    1. Hi June, you can plant roses during the growing season which is the period of time between the final frost in spring and the first frost that occurs in fall. In Michigan, the first fall frost would most likely occur between September 1 and November 1, depending on your location.

      You can purchase either bare-root roses or container-grown. The main difference in this case would be that there are more rose varieties grown as bare-root as opposed to container-grown.

      Wishing you well!


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