Organic matter is important to the soil and yet so often neglected. Adding Mile-Hi Rose Feed to the soil improves moisture retention and enhances soil texture as it decomposes. Nutrients in organic matter have a slow-release characteristic, spreading their benefits over months and even years. Mile-Hi Rose Feed is a proven product: a blended mixture of plant nutrient compounds and organic mixture for a truly balanced, complete fertilizer. It encourages root growth while boosting overall plant health and it won’t harm ground-water.
The Nitty Gritty
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Feed each large Rose Bush one heaping cupful and each mini Rose Bush one level 1/3 cup three times during the growing season.
First Feeding: April 15 to May 15.
Second Feeding: June 15.
Third Feeding: July 30 to August 15.
Pull away mulch and spread fertilizer around the bush out to the drip line. Scratch in lightly and water in well. Replace mulch.
Buckets: Heavy duty, moisture proof, air tight, gasket sealed, reusable buckets:
- 1 Gallon (6 lbs)
- 2 Gallon (13 lbs.)
- 3 ½ Gallons (25lbs)
Sacks: Heavy duty, triple lined, moisture proof 25 pound bags.
Available Phosphoric Acid (P2O5)
Soluble Potash (K2O)
Primary Nutrients Derived From:
- Meat and Bone Meal
- Blood Meal
- Cottonseed Meal
- Alfalfa Meal
- Fish Meal
- Kelp Meal
Supplemental Nutrients From:
Mono Ammonium Phosphate, Potassium Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Aroma Additive.
Their flower and vegetable feed and kelp meal make great soil amendments. To help new plants get established, I use the kelp meal mixed in planting backfill for its superior water holding ability. Then it breaks down to improve the soil and the plant roots.Denver Rose Society
The late Dr. Warren Kirkley used to say that you can tell the health of the soil in your rose bed by turning over a shovel of soil and counting the number of worms you’ve unearthed. Worms love Mile-Hi.Master Consulting Rosarian, Colorado Springs
Rosarians on the front range of the Rockies are fortunate indeed to have a dry fertilizer formulated expressly for native soils. The bottom line for the Macon Garden fertilizing regimen is Mile-Hi Rose Feed, which we have been using for as long as it has been available, with excellent results.Master Consulting Rosarian, Colorado Springs
Is the perfect ratio of nutrients and minerals to help your roses thrive.
Along with Flower and Vegetable Feed, Mile-Hi Rose Feed adds important nutrients to our alkaline soil for the cultivation of strong, healthy roses. I’d also add a half cup to all your Clematis too. They seem to love it too.
I've recorded first hand, the improved growing, flowering, and survivability of my and other's roses when using Mile-Hi Rose Feed. The ingredients are supported by research as being highly beneficial to shrub type plants. The formulator of MHRF was an avid, active grower of roses and researched his recipe continuously in order to choose the most efficacious ingredients.
My roses are much more productive when they are fed with this fertilizer.
The use of organic Mile-Hi Rose Feed gives me bigger and more colorful rose blooms on healthier plants. What else is there to say? It works well on anything I grow. It’s a great fertilizer that you only have to apply three times a year. It builds soil structure, and promotes strong plants from the roots up.Denver Rose Society
Get Our Fertilizer Guide
Our definitive guide on all things fertilizer will be ready in a few weeks. Be one of the first to get it.
Find Us in Stores
Mile-Hi is in gardening stores and specialty retailers across Colorado.
Stay in Touch
We’ll keep you updated with the latest from Mile-Hi.