Espoma® Rose-tone® 4 lb Bag

Espoma® Rose-tone® 4 lb Bag


4 Pounds
Item # 35737
Available to ship.
$8.95
Made from all natural organic ingredients, Espoma's® line of -tones are the cream of the crop in organic garden. They contain no sludges, fillers, or chemicals, just pure nutrient-packed garden goodness. This -tone is formulated especially for Roses, and contains a guaranteed analysis of 4% Nitrogen, 3% Phosphorus, and 2% Potassium, just the right amounts to encourage strong, steady growth and big, beautiful blooms. Rose-tone® is low in salt and slow-release so that it will never "burn" or harm your plants. It also contains an infusion of Bio-Tone® beneficial microbes, which help plants' roots absorb nutrients more readily and help your plant's immune system to resist diseases.

Directions: One pound equals approx. 3 cupfuls

New Plantings:

Bare Root Plants: Dig a hole about 12 inches across and 18 inches 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 to 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.

Potted Plants: 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.

Established Plants:Feed monthly from beginning of season to middle of September. Keep plants mulched and watered.

Individual Plants: Apply approximately 1-1/4 cup of Rose-tone around each plant and scratch into the top inch of soil.

Rose Beds: Spread 6 lbs. of Rose-tone per 100 square feet of bed area and scratch into the top inch of soil.