My roses have gone wild. Can I cut them back at end of September.

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Or do I have to wait until spring. Large bushey healthy looking plants just all around 5 to 6 feet tall!

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  • Vee Vee on Sep 27, 2017
    Cut back in September. My mother used to hack hers to within an inch of their lives later in October when the weather here in MA. is consistently cooler. Then in the spring, they went crazy with blooms. You should always prune in fall when the plant is almost dormant
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 27, 2017
    Rose pruning should be done in late winter or early spring
  • Mara Mara on Sep 27, 2017
    Brutal cutting does not bother them in fall.
  • Jane Jane on Sep 27, 2017
    Wait until spring and then cut back to about 18 inches. Sounds harsh but necessary
  • Mar28744913 Mar28744913 on Sep 27, 2017
    I decided to try this for my ornamental pomegranate and my crape myrtles this year before fall and it worked great. Now I don't have to worry about damage from winter and the pomegranates in pots will be easy to bring in for winter. It prompted beautiful growth.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Sep 27, 2017
    yes... cut them back as soon as the temps drop...
  • Jeanne Williams Jeanne Williams on Sep 27, 2017
    Thank you all. I am sure my roses will appreciate the help.
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