Roses forum: Knock Out Rose

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Name: Carole Oleynik
Allen Park, MI (Zone 5a)
Sep 16, 2016 12:25 PM CST
Is it ok to prune back my knockout roses as early as the last week of September? We will be gone for the winter. Or should I wait until we come back end of April to prune them? I'm talking about cutting them back to about 20 inches from the ground. I am in SE Michigan. Thank you.
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Sep 16, 2016 8:56 PM CST


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Name: Cindi
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Sep 16, 2016 10:57 PM CST
Better to wait until April so you don't encourage new growth right as roses need to be shutting down for winter.
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Name: Lilli
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Sep 17, 2016 4:44 AM CST
I agree

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Name: Wanda
Rome, GA (Zone 7b)
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Sep 19, 2016 5:50 AM CST
Thanks for that information. I was wondering the same about mine but I live in 7b.

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