Rose Cutting for Bouquets - Knowledgebase Question

Madison, WI
Question by wendywalker
June 7, 1999
I want to cut a few roses to display in a vase. Is it too early to cut them and if not how far down do I cut them? I have three or four buds growing on one stem, if I cut them will they bloom again this year?

Answer from NGA
June 7, 1999


Rose varieties can be once-blooming, meaning they have one blooming season per year, or ever-blooming, meaning they bloom fairly constantly from spring through fall. Most old garden/heritage roses are once-blooming; most modern hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, and miniatures are ever-blooming. You need to know what type of rose you have to answer your last question. Cut the rose stem back to its cane. I'm glad your roses are doing well!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Salvia and Crocosmia in late June"