Espoma Rose-Tone Plant Food is a superior rose food that's specially created to provide the required nutrients for growing prize winning roses and flower blooms. It's an all-natural plant food with a special blend that contains 100% natural and organic ingredients to give a balance and complete food to your roses. It is enhanced with Bio-tone beneficial microbes that boosts the growth of roses and flowers.
The Espoma Rose-Tone Plant Food weighs 8 pounds and it is packed in an easy-to-open bag. One pound is equivalent to approximately 3 cupfuls. Flowers that were already established should be fed monthly – from the start of the season to middle of September. Plants should be kept mulched and watered.
Dig a hole about 12” across and 18” deep. Add peat moss and 3 cups of Rose-tone to the soil removed and mix thoroughly. Use this mixture to partially refill hole. Make a cone of soil to place plant on. Spread roots evenly. Planting depth should be such that the graft knuckle is just below ground level.
Add 4 – 5 inches of soil and firm around roots. Fill hole to within 2 to 3 inches of top, fill with water and let it soak in. Finish filling hole.
Some pre-packaged roses should be planted in their original container. Follow instructions on container to determine if the plant should be removed or planted with the container.
Follow directions for “Bare Root Plants” for general planting procedures and hole size. Instead of making a cone to place the roots on, fill the hole with enough soil so that when the container is placed in it its soil level is the same as the surrounding area. Place plant in hole and refill as outlined above.
Feed monthly from beginning of season to middle of September. Keep plants mulched and watered.
Apply approximately 1-1/4 cup of Rose-tone around each plant and scratch into the top inch of soil.
Spread 6 lbs. of Rose-tone per 100 square feet of bed area and scratch into the top inch of soil.