For All Types of Roses
All Natural Plant Food with Bio-tone® Microbes
Rose-tone is available in 4, 8 and 18 lb. bags;
1 pound equals approx. 3 cupfuls
Rose-tone is a premium rose food designed to supply the necessary nutrients for growing prize winning roses. The organics in Rose-tone breakdown gradually providing a safe, long lasting food reservoir activated throughout the growing season. Rose-tone"s all natural formula now contains Bio-tone®, our proprietary blend of beneficial microbes. Bio-tone biologically enhances our natural plant food to ensure superior plant growth.
- New Plantings
- Dig a hole about 12" across and 18" deep.
Roses thrive in a well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Add peat moss & 3 cups of Rose-tone to removed spoil & mix thoroughly to achieve this.
For bare-root roses, partially refill hole with mixture making a cone of soil to place plant on. For potted roses, refill hole with enough soil so that soil level is the same as surrounding area.
Spread roots evenly (for bare-root roses only) & plant at depth where graft knuckle is just below ground level.
Fill hole with amended soil within 2-3 inches of top, fill with water and let it soak in. Finish filling hole.
Spring planted roses should be hilled with soil (approximately 8" mound) until new buds are about 1/4 in. long. Fall plantings should be hilled until buds appear in Spring.
After hills are removed, apply 3/4 cup of Rose-tone around each plant.
- Feeding Established Plants
- Feed monthly from beginning of the season to middle of September. Keep your roses mulched and watered.
- Individual Plants
- Sprinkle approximately 1 1/4 cup of rose-tone around the drip line of each plant and scratch it into the top inch of soil
- Rose Beds
- Work 6 pounds (18 cups) of Rose-tone per 100 sq.ft. into the top inch of soil.