Getting Wax Off Roses - Knowledgebase Question

E.dundee, IL
Question by grammasew
June 30, 2001
When I bought my roses they were covered with wax how do I go about getting rid of the wax?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2001


The ends of the canes are dipped in wax to keep them pest free. In the spring, new growth will emerge from latent buds along the canes and the wax will weather away on its own. It isn't necessary to remove the wax - in fact, leaving it on will provide protection against cane boring insects.

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