Do knock out roses come back in the spring?

If a knock out rose dies out will it come back in the spring?
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 11, 2016
    To determine if the bush is dead scrape the bark of the bush to see if there is any green,if not chances are no.

  • Paula Marie Hyde Paula Marie Hyde on Dec 13, 2016
    roses are semi-evergreen. They should still have SOME leaves on them. If your bush has no leaves at all, it's probably dead dead. In that case, I'd do what Janet said to do, just to make sure.

    Was your rose bush thriving and growing in the warmer weather?

    • Deana Kay Jenkins Deana Kay Jenkins on Dec 13, 2016
      I live in Missouri. It was doing really good until late August. I had to battle Japanese beetles. I've had them bad the last few years. It's to late to cut them back now because it's cold here

  • They do go dormant in winter. Depending upon where you live, they do need to be cut back to the main canes. Where I live, I do this in February, as my roses are still bloomimg. Check with your local nursery and see what they suggest.

    • Sherrie S Sherrie S on Dec 25, 2016
      I live in Florida so mine are blooming now. I'll wait until February to cut them back.

  • Sue Sue on Dec 13, 2016
    I live in northern Virginia. Our knock-out roses were just cut back last week. They will rebloom again next year.

  • Paula Marie Hyde Paula Marie Hyde on Dec 14, 2016
    I live in Missouri too...St. Louis area. Japanese beetles are a pain in the rear...but they don't kill the bush. They will eat all the leaves though.

    Really, I think your bush will come back in the spring. It's just going to look pitiful until then. Maybe get some insecticidal soap to fight the bugs with.

  • Plant Care Plant Care on Dec 14, 2016
    They should, However, some pruning is usually required -

  • Paula Marie Hyde Paula Marie Hyde on Dec 15, 2016
    I usually prune back in late February, early March.

  • Pea13578615 Pea13578615 on Dec 24, 2016
    I have cut most of my knockout roses back-still have a few to do- If you like you can root new ones from your clippings- I have rooted many and replanted or gave away .

  • Pea13578615 Pea13578615 on Dec 25, 2016
    Deana - I went to http:/ and printed off directions--if you have problem-send me your e-mail and I scan my directions n send to you. If u on facebook you could find me Miriam Morehouse and send message. good luck.