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How Long Can a Rose be Safely Heeled in?

I've bought a bare root rosa primula for one of my raised beds (very long and open bottomed) but don't want to plant it as yet. The raised beds were only installed a year ago and the soil in them settled quite substantially so I'll be topping those up as well as  rearranging, and adding to, the planting. This won't be until the spring so I don't want to fully plant the rose, only to have to dig it up come March (weather permitting). Will it be OK to leave heeled in for that length of time?


  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,946
    ..yes, it's not a problem, but you should aim to have it planted by mid March..  

    ..interesting rose... unusual choice..
    East Anglia, England
  • Mid March works well 🙂

    To be truthful, I'm not a big fan of roses but find the wild ones endearing. I'm trying to give my garden a woodland feel and a I think a wild rose would really suit it. I definitely like the idea of the fragrant foliage.
  • For ever.
    Leave it heeled in and it will grow away happily.  :)
    Sunny Dundee
  • @Balgay.Hill Not looking for it to get too comfortable altogether, don't want to cause any damage when I have to lift it!
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