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!


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Answer from NGA
April 27, 2007

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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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