Old Rose - Knowledgebase Question

Lorain, Oh
Question by nananbob
September 16, 2009
I have a slip from a rose bush that is at least 40 years old. I neglected it all these years, and it had to be transplanted in the spring, into a large pot. It is scraggly, but living and blooming. I don't want it to die over the winter. I do not know what kind it is, how to prune it, nor what to do over winter. Can I send you a couple photos?


Image
Answer from NGA
September 16, 2009

0

Our question and answer forum isn't set up to accept photos - sorry. There's not much you need to do for your rose at the moment. In the spring you can prune it back and put it on a regular feeding and watering schedule. If it is a shrub rose you can prune it down to about 24" and new growth will emerge from the canes. Best wishes with your rose!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Daisy with bug"