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Trueblue67
May 23, 2020 4:46 PM CST
first time growing roses. Their at full bloom should I prune them if so how far down
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 23, 2020 6:40 PM CST
Welcome!

I'm going to assume you aren't growing Carpet Roses.

You should prune in late winter/early spring before they leaf out. in the spring/summer as the blooms die, you can cut the dead blooms down to just above the first node. They should bloom again from there.
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seilMI
May 24, 2020 8:29 PM CST
It depends on what type of roses you have. If they only bloom once during the season then you want to prune them immediately after they bloom and then leave them alone until after they bloom again next year.

If they bloom repeatedly through out the growing season then you should do any heavy/deep pruning as Daisy said, in the early spring. But you can also do some pruning during the season by deadheading deep after each bloom cycle. Instead of just removing the spent blooms cut deeper down the cane to keep the plant in size and shape.

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