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

Popular Sizes
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
#1 Container  10 8" 10" FedEx
#3 Container/Grow Bag 25 10" 15" FedEx
2' - 5' Bare Root 5 - 35 5 - 15" 2 - 5' FedEx
Containers/Grow Bags
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
#1 Container  10 8" 10" FedEx
#2 Container 15 12" 12" FedEx
#3 Container/Grow Bag 25 10" 15" FedEx
#5 Container/Grow Bag 40 14" 10" McKay Delivery*
#7 Container/Grow Bag 35 - 50 14 - 16" 1 - 2' McKay Delivery*
#10 Container/Grow Bag 55 - 70 18" 1 - 3' McKay Delivery*
#15 Container/Grow Bag 65 - 80 22" 2 - 3' McKay Delivery*
#20 Container/Grow Bag 100 - 160 24" 7 McKay Delivery*
#25 Container/Grow Bag 130 - 200 24 - 30" 8' McKay Delivery*
Bare Root
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
#1 Bare Root 5 5 - 8" (no soil on roots) 5 - 10" FedEx
12" Bare Root 5 - 10 5" (no soil on roots) 10 - 12" FedEx
15" Bare Root 8 - 10 10 - 12" (no soil on roots) 12 - 15" FedEx
18" Bare Root 10 - 15 10 - 15" (no soil on roots) 15 - 18" FedEx
2' Bare Root 15 12" (no soil on roots) 2' FedEx
3' Bare Root 20 15" (no soil on roots) 3' FedEx
4' Bare Root 25 18" (no soil on roots) 4' FedEx
5' Bare Root 30 20" (no soil on roots) 5' FedEx
6' Bare Root 35 22" (no soil on roots) 6' McKay Delivery*
8' Bare Root 40 22 - 24" (no soil on roots) 8' McKay Delivery*
9' Bare Root 45 24 - 30" (no soil on roots) 9' McKay Delivery*
1 3/4" caliper Bare Root 50 30" (no soil on roots) 5 - 6' McKay Delivery*
1 1/4" caliper Bare Root 55 32" (no soil on roots) 8 - 11' McKay Delivery*
1 1/2" caliper Bare Root 60 32" (no soil on roots) 10 - 12' McKay Delivery*
2 1/2" caliper Bare Root 65 32 - 35" (no soil on roots) 10 - 16' McKay Delivery*
Balled & Burlap (B&B)
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
2' tall B&B 50 12 - 16" 2'  McKay Delivery*
3' tall B&B 60 - 250 22 - 24" 4' McKay Delivery*
4' tall B&B 250 22 - 24"  5' McKay Delivery*
5' tall B&B 325 16 - 24" 5' McKay Delivery*
6' tall B&B 150 - 325 24 - 30"  6' McKay Delivery*
7' tall B&B 500 - 700 30"  7' McKay Delivery*
8' tall B&B 600 - 700 30 - 32" 8' McKay Delivery*
9' tall B&B 700 30 - 35" 9' McKay Delivery*
1 1/4" caliper B&B 250 - 700 22" - 28" 8 - 11' McKay Delivery*
1 1/2" caliper B&B 350 - 600 24" - 30"  10 - 12' McKay Delivery*
2" caliper B&B 600 - 700 28" - 32"  10 - 14' McKay Delivery*
2 1/2" caliper B&B 700 - 1,000 30" - 36" 10 - 16' McKay Delivery*
3" caliper B&B 850 - 1,200 34" - 38" 12 - 18' McKay Delivery*
3 1/2" caliper B&B 1,000 - 1,200 36"  3' McKay Delivery*

*McKay Delivery - This shipping method can only be used when your delivery address is within 60 miles of Waterloo, Wisconsin. McKay will hand delivery your nursery stock. We can delivey any size, but typically this shipping method is used for oversize items that FedEx cannot ship.

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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