Espoma Rose-tone: Organic Rose Fertilizer
If you want an organic solution to fertilizing your roses, Espoma’s Rose-tone is a fantastic solution. The Espoma Company been in the organics business for over 80 years. At Al’s Garden Center you’ll find their complete line of both natural and organic plant foods for both professional and amateur gardeners. Their philosophy on utilizing organics has always been using nature to help nature. As a result, Espoma products are the finest, safest and most reliable plant foods available.
Espoma’s Rose-tone is specially formulated to supply the necessary nutrients for growing prize-winning roses. Rose-tone satisfies the high organic requirements that professional rosarians recommend. Rose-tone’s natural organics breakdown gradually providing a safe, long lasting food reservoir activated throughout the growing season to ensure superior development and flowers.
Roses thrive best in a well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. For proper development they require frequent feeding from the start of the growing season until the middle of September. When planting new roses, dig a hole about 12” across and 18” deep. Add peat moss and 2 cups of Rose-tone to the soil and mix thoroughly. Place your rose in the hole and refill with soil. The planting depth should be such that the graft knuckle is just below ground level.
For established roses, feed monthly from the beginning of the season to the middle of September. Keep the plants mulched and watered. For individual rose plants, apply approximately ¾ cup of Rose-tone around each plant and scratch into the top inch of soil. For rose beds, spread 4 pounds of Rose-tone per 100 square feet of bed area and scratch into the top inch of soil.
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