No difference exists in how you grow patented roses and non-patented roses. Patented means the species has a patent on it, making it more expensive for a grower or nursery to sell them. According to Stason.org, a patent lasts 17 years, so most patented roses are newer breeds. While roses need more maintenance than other flowers, they are not a plant that a beginning gardener should be altogether afraid to grow.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Plant your roses in a place where they get between six and eight hours of sunlight per day.
Prune away any dead or diseased branches in the winter or early spring to stimulate new growth.
Fertilizer your roses on a regular basis during growing season. Use liquid fertilizer with a nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium ratio of 5-8-5 every three or four weeks. Stop fertilizing in the fall, about a month before the first frost.
Use a drip irrigation system to keep your roses in soil that is constantly moist since roses require more water than most plants. Water 1 inch per week if you cannot set up a drip irrigation system.
Add 1 to 2 inches of organic mulch around the rose bush to retain moisture, prevent the growth of weeds and cut down on disease.