How to Plant and Care for Jump for Joy Rose Tree?

How to Plant and Care for Jump for Joy Rose Tree

Because of the luscious petal texture and peachy pink color, the “jump for joy” rose variety is growing in popularity. But new gardeners fail to plant them properly as the roses are relatively modern, and not everyone is familiar with their proper planting guidelines. So, as a newbie, you may ask, “How to plant and care for jump for joy rose tree?”

In order to plant this tree compost, a shovel, gloves, water, and mulch are necessary. And nurturing them requires routine maintenance as described in this know-how.  

How to Plant Jump for Joy Rose Tree: Step-by-Step Guideline

As Jump for Joy is a relatively modern variety of roses, it does not require extra work while planting. All you have to do is follow these steps with care:  

How to Plant and Care for Jump for Joy Rose Tree

Step 1: Prepare the Hole and Fertilizer

First off, wear gloves and by using a shovel, start digging a 15 to 18 inches deep hole that is 18 to 24 inches wide in the side.

If the measurements seem confusing, the hole should be wider enough so that the roots can spread out without touching the sides of the pit. And in-depth the hole should be equal to the depth of the root ball. 

Add a handful of superphosphate bone meal, leaf mold, and peat moss to the removed soil and mix them well. The mix is a must for the Jump of Joy species to adjust to the new soil environments.

If the rose plants are poor in quality or the roots look too fragile, add some organic matter or compost to the mix. 

Step 2: Tidy Up the Plant

Remove the plant from the pot if it comes in a container. Hold the plant by the base and invert the pot to remove or slip out the plant without any force. The potted jump-for-joy roots may remain clustered.

So, loosen the roots to help them grow in the soil. 

If you have bought a bare-root plant, look for broken or soft roots and clip them. No matter which type of root you want to plant, soak them in water for at least 12 hours before planting. Thus, it prevents these species from drying out. 

Before planting a larger plant, prune down the canes to 6 to 8 inches. This will strengthen the roots and prevent excessive top growth. 

Step 3: Plant the Rose

To plant a bare-root jump for joy, I’d suggest you make a high mound in the center of the pit with the removed soil and bone meal. The graft union of the plant should be barely below the soil level while planting the rose bush on top of the mound.

However, you can place the potted roses in the soil without a mound, and the knobby graft union should be under the soil line. 

After placing them, spread out the roots of the bare-root variety. And if it is a container-based rose, separate its roots in the hole. Then, gently fill up the pit with the soil mixture keeping the roots as separate as possible. 

When the hole is about to be filled, water the soil and then add more soil. With your hands, pat down the filled soil. 

Tip to remember – on a calm day when there is no chance of freezing temperatures, you need to plant this rose variety. Planting it at 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit helps the bush root to settle in and form strong.

Once you have planted the roses, now it is time to nurture them. For a detailed look at them, follow the next section. 

How to Care for the Jump for Joy Rose Tree?

Outdoor roses are tricky to keep healthy, why? Because without regular care, they will fade away and die. So, to help them thrive, follow the nurturing routine below:

How to Plant and Care for Jump for Joy Rose Tree

1. Watering

Unless it rains sufficiently, regular irrigation is a must for the roots to grow and bloom. By keeping the foliage dry, ensure to water the soil with 1 to 2 inches of water each day. I’d say it is better to provide water early in the morning. 

During late spring and summer, water the plants thrice a week with 15 liters of water per week. And if it is early spring and winter, water them twice and once a week respectively.

2. Feed Fertilizers

Applying artificial fertilizers on jump-for-joy species can attract pests harmful to the plants. So, use natural compost to promote healthy growth. 

Feed them with rose fertilizer once a month from January to March and September to December timeline. If you are in warm and subtropical regions, fertilize once a month in between April to June. 

Without pruning the plants in July, do not feed them. And add a layer of organic compost onto the beds for their growth. 

Note that fertilizers can be too rough on the roses’ roots if not followed by water. So, after each feeding session, water the plants. 

3. Pruning and Mulching

Dead leaves and flowers can transfer disease to the whole plant. Therefore, prune or cut the dried or dead leaves and bloom. If the bloom looks wilted or faded, take pruning shears, and with a 45-degree cut, deadhead the bloom to keep the bush healthy.

To stimulate new growth of flowers, prune the bushes at the end of July. If you are in a colder area, prune in August.

Apply mulch or a thick layer of material around the bush to keep the soil moist and protect the plants from excessive heat and weeds.

For mulching, use Forget-me-not, Thyme, Catnip, and Erigeron. August is the best season for spreading mulch.

4. Disease Control

In order to prevent infestation and fungi, take assistance from organic or chemical spray or insecticide. After pruning the plants, spray the stems from May to June with a fungicide or insecticide.

This allows the killing of insects’ eggs and fungus spores on the roses or leaves.

No matter when you spray, try to avoid chemical insecticides. Otherwise, it will not attract the beneficial birds that help the roses to thrive.

When to Plant Jump For Joy Roses?

The Jump for Joy variety can thrive in any season. Having said that, try to plant them during early spring to prevent potential damage. After buying bare-root roses, plant them as early as possible after soaking them. 

How to Plant and Care for Jump for Joy Rose Tree

If you are in colder areas, plant the variety in the spring when the soil looks moist and workable. And in the warmer regions, plant the dormant bare-root plants in the late fall or spring. 

For planting potted roses, late spring is the best season. However, they can acclimate in any season as long as the plants access enough water and fertilizers. 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q’s):

How Many Hours Of Sunlight Is Necessary for Jump for Joy?

Basically, it needs a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight each day. Without sun’s rays, the plants will not dry out the leaves to prevent diseases.

Does Rose Require A Lot of Water?

Depending on the region and the climate, it varies. If the weather is dry, frequent watering is a must. In temperate regions, watering once a week is enough.

Is the Jump for Joy Variety vulnerable to Damage?

Though the modern variety of Jump for Joy is not much vulnerable to diseases, they can fade away quickly without enough sunlight. Also, without pruning, they can struggle to bloom. 


Only after you have explored how to plant and care for jump for joy rose tree, feel free to buy the variety. Otherwise, they will die unless you maintain the proper gardening rules and tips! 

I’d recommend purchasing the variety from a nursery. The workers there will help you with a basic maintenance guide. 

Md Biajid

Meet Mia Biajid, a passionate nature lover. Particularly, he has a deep-rooted connection to the plant. Mia loves to spend time exploring forests and uncovering the secrets held within trees. He always inspires others to appreciate and protect our precious part of the ecosystem.

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