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Jul 3, 2017 9:00 AM CST
Hi all I planted Falstaff in early spring in container
Lots of leaves at the bottom
Read somewhere that I have to clip them cause they are suckers
is this true
Please take a look and give your advice
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Jul 3, 2017 9:34 AM CST
No don't clip the leaves. You see that knobby thing just at the soil line? That is the graft for the rose. All the growth stems from the good part on top of it as it should. If ever a shoot develops from under the ground then that one should be pruned back. This rarely happens.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Jul 3, 2017 9:53 AM CST
Your rose looks very healthy and happy.
Jul 3, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Thank You! Hurray!

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