Winter is prime planting time. Here's what to do
Soak roots in a bucket of water for up to 24 hours before planting to replenish moisture they may have lost during transportation
Dig a large, rough-sided planting hole with sides that slope outward from top to bottom. Form a cone of soil in the center of the hole to keep the rose from settling too low. Dig the edges deeper to help roots penetrate into the soil.