- Your container must be large enough to house mature root system (usually about 15 inches tall and wide).
- Your container must have good drainage – do not use a container that doesn’t have drainage holes in the bottom
- Use high quality, nutrient rich soil. Commercial potting soil is perfect, but amending it with equal parts compost and manure will really give your rose a running start.
- Place your rose where it can receive enough light. Most rose varieties prefer full sunlight – think about placement beforehand to save yourself some trouble.
If you want to try growing roses in containers here are a couple of suggested starter varieties that will be relatively easy to grow: Happy Chappy Groundcover Rose is a very hardy, weather tolerant rose that responds well to container gardening.