How far apart should roses be spaced? This is one of the most common questions rose growers get asked. The answer, of course, is “it depends”. Each situation is going to be a little different but the general rule is that you should try and space your rose plants as much apart as possible.
How far apart should roses be spaced? This is not an easy question to answer because there are so many factors that need to be considered before you can make an exact amount. The first thing to consider is what type of rose plant you are going to grow. Rose bushes will tend to spread out and spread their roots in all directions meaning that they should be spaced more closely.
If you have selected a rose bush and it is a slow growing variety then it will be better to space it further apart. The reason for this is that when a rose bush spreads out its roots will end up touching the ground a lot. It is important that you don’t allow any of the plant’s roots to touch the ground when it starts to grow. This will result in the plant looking messy rather than elegant.
On the other hand if you have selected a fast growing rose such as a hydrangea or a vine or some sort of an epistle you will be able to space it closer. You may even be able to space the rose plant next to each other. All the roses plants in a cluster don’t need to be the same size or height or the same color because the different roses plants will grow at different paces and they will spread their roots in different ways.
Of course roses don’t always come in identical sizes so you need to consider the shape of your rose plant. If your rose plant is tall and upright, it will be able to spread out without much problem. On the other hand if you get a short and skinny rose plant then it can end up buried under the other rose plants. If you are unsure about the shape of your rose plant then dig it up and cut off about a third of its base. This will allow your plant to grow horizontally.
How far apart should roses be spaced? How far apart is “just right”? There is no hard and fast rule for this, however it is important to have some sort of guideline to follow. Remember that your rose plant is a living breathing plant and it needs room to move around and to adjust to its environment. If you make the plant feel cramped and restricted it will not look its best.
There is a common belief that the bigger a rose plant is the more space it needs between plants. This is not true in most cases. The size of the rose plant depends on the type of rose that you have. If you have a small rose bush it will require less space than a big rose bush because it will be spread out. The best rule of thumb is to keep the size of your rose plant similar to the size of the biggest growing plant in your garden or backyard (remember, roses grow in groups of two or three.)
It is a good idea to get some advice from a rose garden professional before you start planting your rose bushes. They will tell you what plants will grow best with your type of rose bush and how to space them properly. If you do not want to hire a professional then it is a good idea to get some guidelines for spacing your rose bushes yourself. Try to get some good illustrated books on how to grow roses or buy a good book that has general information about rose plants.