Roses forum: Roses for a newbie

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 10, 2012 1:32 AM CST
Hi,
Can you tell me when the best time to trim a Knock Out rose is?

Also I am open for suggestions for a white or pink climbing rose to put on my garden arch. This yr I had a Mandelvilla vine but would like to put a fragrant ,low maintance
rose there this Spring.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Dec 10, 2012 4:52 PM CST
in colder zones, I follow this word of wisdom: don't prune until the forsythias bloom. Pruning encourages growth & if you prune too early & the rose thinks that it's springtime, it'll start to send out shoots which could be killed by a late frost, then the whole thing could be killed. :(
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Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
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Roses_R_Red
Jan 28, 2013 9:57 AM CST
Were your mandevilla Red?

Here's a great link for trimming knock outs. (I don't trim mine)


http://www.conard-pyle.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/kohome.showp...
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Jan 29, 2013 1:09 PM CST
I agree with Skiekitty for pruning advice.

I have an Explorer John Davis Rose on my arbor. Great bloomer and very "cane" hardy.

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