uncovering roses

Asked April 23, 2018, 8:08 AM EDT

I did the Mn tip last fall. Can I take the marsh hay off my roses this coming weekend or should I wait a little longer? I live in Rochester Mn. Thanks Kathy

Olmsted County Minnesota roses

1 Response

They hay can be removed as soon as the ground has thawed under it. Please see the last paragraph of the fact sheet on how to uncover. This year the timing was delayed by the cold and snow. https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/minnesota-tip-method-of-protecting-garden-roses/