Fertilizer for roses

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Hello. Rose expert here.
What is a good fertilizer for newly planted roses? I read that roses thrive with a fertilizer of an 8-20-40- formula. I am unable to locate this fertilizer ratio. Is anyone aware of such a product?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Staff member
Hi Denial,
Any balanced fertilizer will do such as 15-15-15 for roses.
It can be either water soluble, or time release.


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Types of fertilizers that can be used for plants

Inorganic Fertilizers

- Single inorganic fertilizers: Urea (nitrogen), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)
- Synthetic inorganic fertilizers: NPK, DAP
- Lime O
rganic Fertilizers
Traditional organic fertilizers: compost, manure, etc. These are naturally decomposed organic materials in a traditional way.
Industrial organic fertilizers: guano, goat manure, bat guano, synthetic organic fertilizers, etc. These are mass-produced and processed using modern technology.

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