Rose Care - Knowledgebase Question

Lewiston, ID
Question by fdavidg
February 8, 2000
We live in zone 7 and our roses have not gone dormant (it's now Feb. 9th). How can we force them into dormancy? Do they have to go into dormancy?


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Answer from NGA
February 8, 2000

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Plants go into a resting state when prompted by cold weather. If your winter has been mild, the roses never got the message to stop growing and take a nap. Roses in mild winter regions such as the California coast never really stop growing all winter and they still manage to but on a spectacular display in the summertime. You'll do your roses a favor by leaving them alone until it's time to prune, then pruning the canes back as usual. They'll put on a growth spurt in spring and produce lovely blooms right on schedule.

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