Rose Watering

When to Water Roses

Roses prefer long drinks of water less frequently, rather than short, daily watering. Be sure to water at the base of the rose rather than overhead, as watering overhead can cause water to remain on the leaves and invite fungal disease.
Quick Tips:
  • Frequency of watering will depend on your soil and climate, as well as the age of your plant.
  • For newly planted roses, you need to water every two to three days in the spring and every other day in the summer.
  • For established roses, in the spring and summer, you can water once or twice a week as needed.
  • As your rose starts blooming, take note if your flowers are wilting. This will happen in extreme heat but is a reliable sign that they need more water.
  • The best time of the day to water is in the mornings or in the evening when the sun is no longer high in the sky.