Asked on Sep 29, 2017

When do you cut roses back,

Valerie MayhewKba28478716Janet Pizaro


5 answers
  • Generally late winter to early spring.
  • Sandie60
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Depends where you live.
    Here in Ca ( so of S.F.) we do it no later then president day.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Rule of thumb your late winter or early spring
  • Kba28478716
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Timing is determined by the class of the rose plant and the hardiness zone in which it is being grown. Most rose pruning is done in the spring, with the blooming of the forsythia as a signal to get moving. If you don't have forsythia, watch for when the leaf buds begin to swell on your rose plants, meaning the bumps on the canes get larger and reddish in color.

    You want to prune before those buds break open. This should be after the nightly hard frost has ended for your location.
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  • Valerie Mayhew
    on Sep 30, 2017

    now and hard. they will be better next year.

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