How to Prepare Drift® Roses for Winter

 
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Drift® Roses are incredibly tough and can make it through almost anything, long winters included. If you do live in an area with harsh winters (zones 4 and below) there are a few things to try that will help your roses flourish in the Spring.


  1. Add 2–3" of mulch, leaves, or pine boughs around the base of the plant.
     
  2. Don't panic if you are in an area that receives a lot of snow! A heavy snow cover will actually help insulate and protect the plant through the winter.
     
  3. Since the winter winds can be especially drying to plants, consider wrapping the plant with burlap to retain moisture. 
     
  4. In spring, be sure to remove any extra mulch that may be covering the plant too deeply and trim out any dead or broken canes. Also, remove any burlap or protective covering that you may have used to wrap the plant.
 
 
Kathleen White