how to cut blooms - Knowledgebase Question

Ramona, Ca
Question by mjrv
May 25, 2010
I have cut my rose bloom back to the nearest 5petals on the stem, but do not have any buds for new blossoms. Foliage is very healthy. What should I do?

Answer from NGA
May 25, 2010


You've pruned it correctly and the only thing you can do now is wait for it to produce new flowers. It can take a few weeks. Some roses bloom only once a year. If yours is a repeat bloomer, you'll soon see a new flowering stem appear from just below the 5-leaflet leaf. If it is the type that flowers only once a year, you'll still see new growth, you just won't see any flowers. Be patient with your roses. They'll bloom when they are able. Enjoy those flowers!

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