Pruning Knockout Roses
Do you know how and when to prune your knockout roses?
Do not prune off the last remaining flowers! Let them set hips; this signals the plant to get ready for winter. (You should have stopped deadheading more than a month ago)
Knockout roses will keep those blooms coming until Mother Nature stops them in their tracks! It's part of the reason why everyone (homeowners and landscapers) alike simply love these roses. They are rarely without blooms!
Save the pruning for the Spring! There will be plenty of time to give the bush a nice trimming, especially in warmer climates, where the Knockout will grow especially big! Learn more about specific pruning;
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Published October 21st, 2014 6:53 AM
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All About Rose Gardening on Oct 29, 2014If they are not to big, you will only cut them a bit (or not at all) (In spring) .You could give them some winter protection; Mound soil around the canes, or cover the canes with pine boughs, or leaves. Check out this page; http://www.allaboutrosegardening.com/Winterizing-Roses.html
Renee on May 29, 2016I dug some roses out of the dumpster at Kmart. Lol! There were 24 of them. They look half dead. What can I do to them to give life back to them? It broke my heart for them to throw them out. I know my mother and grandmother was smiling down on me from heaven for rescuing these flowers from the dumpster: