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?


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Answer from NGA
June 7, 1999

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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!

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