rose pruning - Knowledgebase Question

Waggaman, LA
Question by dee518
February 7, 2006
Is there a difference between pruning old fashioned roses?
I pruned my four roses that are all planted in pots. Three are
old fashioned and 'generosa' types: Mme.Paule Boucose; Paul Massad;
and Florence Delatire(hard to read the tag anymore --- gotta make a new one!). The other I have in my location of Zone 9 near New Orleans
is another everblooming tea rose that I rescued from a store w/no tag
to know the name.
The tea rose has a nice long stalk --- in good condition and with growth about as thick as a pencil and a fair amt. toward the bottom that's thicker. The problem was that I couldn't find an otward facing bud that I was hoping for toward the thicker base of the
stem, so I've got one fairly long stem left on the whole bush, which looks strange.


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Answer from NGA
February 7, 2006

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Dianne,

Old fashioned roses are often just hedge pruned with little care as to the particulars. Rose pruning can be complicated for all the various types. For you tea rose I would not worry as much about outward facing buds as for creating a more balanced plant with several canes in various directions.

Pruning roses can a bit of a trick, so visit these sites for more information:
http://www.ars.org/About_Roses...
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...

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