Home Run Rose

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Rose Home RunĀ® (Rosa 'WEKcisbaco', pp#18.552)
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Home RunĀ® Rose has true red flowers that will continue to re-bloom all summer. This is a disease resistant cultivar that is also cold hardy and requires no deadheading to stimulate bloom. Be sure to plant this shrub rose in full sun, and you can sit back and enjoy the show. The Home Run rose may not be totally packed with blooms, but it is consistently blooming and has a nice mild apple fragrance. At its maturity it grows to be 3' x 3'.

Planting & Care for Shrub Roses 

Preparation

  • Roses may be mass-planted in beds and borders or planted alone in the garden.
  • The hardiness of roses is variable. 
  • Many tolerate extreme cold while others can be singled by frost.
  • To form stocky shots and flower bounteously, roses need full sun all day.
  • Good air circulation is important, but shelter from strong wind to avoid flower damage.
  • Rose shrubs prefer heavy but well-drained, humus-rich loamy soils.
  • You can improve light, sandy, gravelly, or chalky soils by adding large amounts of well-rotted manure or decomposed garden compost several weeks before planting.
  • Add garden lime to highly acidic soils. 

Opening Plant Material

  • Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until stops bubbling, then remove the plant from the container. 

Planting containers

  • Shrub roses can be planted March-November.
  • Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container and 6" or more wider on the sides.
  • Slide plant from pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
  • With shovel or knife trim bottom 2" off of the root ball for plants in plastic containers.
  • Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
  • Place the root ball in the hole.
  • Adjust the plant height so the root crown is slightly higher than the ground.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer
  • Back-fill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.
  • Water frequently when newly planted. 

Pruning - After Planting

  • Although it is not essential for container plants to be pruned after planting, a light pruning to remove any broken branches during shipment and improve shape will help the looks of your new planting.

Pruning - Through-out the Season

  • The Home Run line of rosebushes should be pruned in early spring to remove any dead, broken or damaged canes. This is also a good time to do some “shape pruning” as needed.
  • A general thinning is good for any rosebush to allow good airflow keep diseases away. Even though these outstanding rosebushes are low maintenance that does not mean no maintenance. Just as with other rosebush, good care is important. 

    Watering - After Planting
  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

Watering - Through-out the Season

  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

 

Go to our "Plant Features & Video Tab" for more information on container plants and how to plant them. 

Handling & Planting Guidelines

Special Features & Videos on Planting & Care for Shrub Roses 

Special Plant Features & Tips

  • Roses may be mass-planted in beds and borders or planted alone in the garden.
  • The hardiness of roses is variable. 
  • Many tolerate extreme cold while others can be singled by frost.
  • To form stocky shots and flower bounteously, roses need full sun all day.
  • Good air circulation is important, but shelter from strong wind to avoid flower damage.
  • Rose shrubs prefer heavy but well-drained, humus-rich loamy soils.
  • You can improve light, sandy, gravelly, or chalky soils by adding large amounts of well-rotted manure or decomposed garden compost several weeks before planting.
  • Add garden lime to highly acidic soils.
  • The Home Run line of rosebushes should be pruned in early spring to remove any dead, broken or damaged canes. This is also a good time to do some “shape pruning” as needed.
  • A general thinning is good for any rosebush to allow good airflow keep diseases away. Even though these outstanding rosebushes are low maintenance that does not mean no maintenance. Just as with other rosebush, good care is important. 

How to plant containers

 

How to winterize your shrub roses

ItemApprox Weight (lbs.)Approx Base Dimensions (diameter)Approx Height
#7 Grow Bag** 35-50 14-16" 5-8'
#10 Grow Bag** 55-70 18" 6-8'
#15 Grow Bag** 65-80 22" 6-10'
#20 Grow Bag** 75-100 24" 8-12'
1 1/4" B&B** 250-500 22" for single stems, 28" for multiple stems  8-11'
1 1/2" B&B** 325-600 24" for single stems, 30" for multiple stems  10-12'
2" B&B** 500-700 28" for single stems, 32" for multiple stems 10-14'
2 1/2" B&B** 600-1000 30" for single stems, 36" for multiple stems 10-15'
3" B&B** 850-1000 34"-36"  12-16'
3 1/2" B&B** 1000 36"  12-18'
10' B&B** 250 22"  10'
12' B&B** 325 24"  12'
14' B&B** 500 28" 14'
16' B&B** 600 30"  16'
2' B&B** 50 12-16"  2'
3' B&B** 60-250 16-22"  3'
4' B&B** 250 22-24" 4'
5' B&B** 325 22-24"  5'
6' B&B** 150-325 16-24" 6'
7' B&B** 500-700 28-32"  7'
8' B&B** 600-700 14-30"  8'
9' B&B** 700 32"  9'
#3 container* Less than 35  10" 10" 
#5 container** 40 11" 10.5" 
#7 container** 60 14" 12" 
#10 container** 80 14" 14 
#20 container** 160 19.5" 17" 
Bare Root* varies, but always lighter no soil on roots varies depending on item

*#1 - #3 containers and bare root are the only items that can be shipped FedEx and/or by our delivery trucks (see below for more information regarding pick-up and local delivery. 

**Any items over 100 Ibs., #5 - #20 containers or B&B can only be delivered by our trucks due to FedEx shipping weight and size restrictions. Our trusted trucks only deliver around a 100 miles radius from our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Any item you order can be picked-up at our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin or our new retail garden center Winterland Nursery for free (bare root orders cannot be picked up at Winterland due to lack of bare root coolers). See our estimated delivery schedule here

Growing Zones: 4-7

Bloom Time: June - October
Color: Red
Plant Size: 3' x 3'
Flower Color: Red
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy
Low Maintenance: Yes
Attracts Butterflies: Yes
Attracts Bees: Yes
Attracts Birds: Yes

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