Easy Elegance shrub roses don't need frequent feeding. Once per season, as the buds appear in spring, is usually enough. You may apply fertilizer once again late in June. Both inorganic and organic fertilizers deliver great results.
- Inorganic fertilizers, such as all-purpose 10-10-10 or rose fertilizer are inexpensive and start to work quickly. In general, you can use about 1/3 cup per square foot. Just sprinkle it around the base of the plant and water thoroughly. Always read the packaging for specific directions and follow them exactly — more is not better when it comes to inorganic fertilizers.
- Good organic alternatives include alfalfa meal, blood meal, bone meal, compost and manure. If your plants look healthy and have lush green foliage, you can stop feeding after the longest day.