Roses - Knowledgebase Question

Las Vegas, Ne
Question by Jeanne95
May 20, 2009
I have many roses in my yard. Every summer they get ratty looking and stop blooming. I've not been the best at deadheading but plan to start on a good program. What should I do to keep them blooming?

Answer from NGA
May 20, 2009


Pruning encourages healthy new growth so routine pruning will keep your roses looking their best. When you deadhead, prune the stem down to a five-leaflet leaf cluster. This is where new flowering stems will develop. It will also shorten the plant and remove ratty looking leaves.

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