rose bushes - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by whitleyteres
August 2, 2009
when is the best time to fertizer my rose bushes? what kind to use?

Answer from NGA
August 2, 2009
For best performance, roses need full sunshine, feeding about every 6 weeks with a 10-10-10 fertilizer, and deep soakings once or twice a week (depending upon weather). When a flower fades, cut it off along with some of the stem to encourage new stem and flower growth. I cut mine back to a 5-leaflet leaf lower down on the stem. A new flowering stem will emerge from here. In the late winter you can prune your rose bushes back to encourage healthy new growth the following spring. Enjoy!

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