How to Care for Blazing Roses


The rose ‘Blaze’ (Rosa ‘Blaze’) is an incredibly strong climber that produces a profusion of flowers and has a light, fruity aroma; it is an excellent option for novice gardeners. This low-maintenance cultivar easily climbs up fence lines and garden trellises with very little human assistance required. It thrives in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. A dull wall or plain arbour may be brought to life with a riot of colour by clusters of rich dark crimson scarlet blossoms, which first emerge in the summer and then bloom again in the early autumn. According to Gurney’s, the Blaze rose may reach heights of 10 to 15 feet and widths of up to 8 feet when given enough amounts of sunlight, water, and nourishment.

  1. 1. Choose a Site With Enough Sun

    It is recommended by Hedgerow Rose that the Blaze rose cultivar be planted in an area where it will get between six and eight hours of direct sunlight each day. When you are planting, you should ensure that the side of the structure (such as a fence, pergola, arbour, or trellis) that receives the most sunlight is the side that the vine will climb.

  2. 2. Prepare the Planting Site with Compost or Potting Mix

    The soil that is around the root ball should have at least 20 percent compost or potting mix mixed into it. In the event that the soil is sandy and contains a significant amount of loam. Compost or potting soil should make up at least half of the soil’s composition. If clay makes up the majority of the material. It doesn’t matter whether the soil is sandy loam or clay as long as it drains adequately for blaze roses; they will grow well in either.

  3. 3. Plant the Rose

    Dig a hole with a minimum width of 18 inches and a depth of 18 inches; however, the wider the hole, the better. When you plant the rose, make sure that the soil is deep enough so that the top of the root ball is at the same level as it was in the container.

  4. 4. Mulch the Rose

    The application of mulch around the root structure will help to retain moisture and prevent grass and weeds from being established there.

  5. 5. Water Regularly

    Allowing the hose to run at the base of the plant for half an hour once a week will provide an inch to two of water for the plant. In many cases, the amount of water that is available is satisfied by the rainfall that occurs naturally; nevertheless, in times of drought, supplemental watering is necessary.

    A few essential points to remember about watering: Never moisten the foliage of Blaze roses since it encourages the growth of fungal infections. When you are watering the plant, you should never let the root structure remain in water for an extended period of time. If this keeps happening, cut down on how often you water, and do your watering first thing in the morning.

  6. 6. Test the Soil to Ensure Proper Nutrients

    Conduct a soil test using a soil test kit to ascertain whether or not the pH level and nutrient content of the soil are suitable for growing plants. The ideal soil pH for Blaze roses is between 5.6 to 6.5, which indicates that the soil is acidic to slightly acidic. If the results of the test reveal that the pH is lower than 5.6, incorporate two teaspoons of lime into the soil in the surrounding area. If the pH of the soil is greater than 6.5, reduce it by adding one tablespoon of sulphur and mixing it in. If the soil is overly alkaline, the pH will be higher. After you have applied fertiliser for the first time, ensure that any following treatments are carried out in accordance with the instructions provided on the fertiliser packaging.

  7. 7. Prune after the Growing Season

    At the conclusion of the growth season, you should prune any wood on your mature Blaze rose vine that is either dead or not functioning well. After planting, refrain from doing any kind of pruning for at least the first two years.

    Things You Will Need

    • Fence, pergola, arbor or trellis

    • Water supply and hose

    • Mulch

    • Soil test kit

    • Fertilizer