November 7, 2003

Winter Protection for Roses


Iowa's winter weather can be brutal. Most modern roses grown in the state require winter protection. Exposure to low temperatures and rapid temperature changes can severely injure and sometimes kill unprotected roses.

Bush-Type Roses

Bush-type roses include hybrid teas, floribundas, and grandifloras. An excellent way to protect bush-type roses is by hilling or mounding soil around the base of each plant.

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