Deadheading Blaze Climbing Rose - Knowledgebase Question

Brick, NJ
Question by chazw199
June 10, 2006
Where do I deadhead spent rose flowers, just below the flower or down to the first leaves? Thanks for any help.


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Answer from NGA
June 10, 2006

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You would always cut just above a leaf to avoid leaving a bare stub. You can cut at the first leaf, or a bit further down if that would help the plant look better. You do not want to cut it back too far as the leaves are needed for photosynthesis so the plant can build strength to rebloom. I hope this helps.

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