Can I transplant a potted miniature rose?

Miniature roses can be transplanted.

Q. I received a potted miniature rose for Mother’s Day. Can I transplant it into my garden?

A. Yes, you can plant your miniature rose in the garden. Miniature roses are bushy and make a nice addition to rock gardens. They can also be useful for low edgings. Plant your miniature rose outside as soon as all danger of frost has passed. Be sure to harden it off before planting outdoors, which means to slowly acclimate the rose to outdoor conditions. If you are not able to plant it right away, place it in an area that receives at least six hours of sunlight per day and water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. When selecting a site for your miniature rose, choose an area that receives at least six hours of direct sun each day with well-drained soil. You can amend the soil with compost or leaf mulch prior to planting to improve drainage and add nutrients.

Please contact Plant Information Service at (847) 835-8362 or plantinfo@chicabotanic.org for more detailed information.