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Dec 10, 2012 1:32 AM CST
Can you tell me when the best time to trim a Knock Out rose is?
Also I am open for suggestions for a white or pink climbing rose to put on my garden arch. This yr I had a Mandelvilla vine but would like to put a fragrant ,low maintance
rose there this Spring.
Dec 10, 2012 4:52 PM CST
|in colder zones, I follow this word of wisdom: don't prune until the forsythias bloom. Pruning encourages growth & if you prune too early & the rose thinks that it's springtime, it'll start to send out shoots which could be killed by a late frost, then the whole thing could be killed. :(|
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Jan 28, 2013 9:57 AM CST
|Were your mandevilla Red?|
Here's a great link for trimming knock outs. (I don't trim mine)
Jan 29, 2013 1:09 PM CST
|I agree with Skiekitty for pruning advice.|
I have an Explorer John Davis Rose on my arbor. Great bloomer and very "cane" hardy.