when to prune - Knowledgebase Question

Fairfield, CA (Zone 8B)
Question by calabychick
April 27, 2007
I have miniture rose bushes, and I am wondering when should I prune? The roses have bloomed and the petals are now falling off... please help!

Answer from NGA
April 27, 2007


To keep your roses blooming for as long as possible, remove the spent flowers as soon as they begin to fade. As will all roses, prune the flower stem down to a 5-leaf leaflet. This is where new flowering stems will develop.

Enjoy your roses!

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