Need suggestions for pruning one cane wonders

socabeth(z9CA)February 13, 2013

I've got a couple of them....on the one hand it seems they need all the cane and foliage they have in order to grow, but it never seems to stimulate new basal growth! I keep wondering if I cut it really low if it would stimulate growth from the bottom! What would you do with these? The first is carefree wonder, the 2nd is Disneyland. I've given them alfalfa, alfalfa tea, epsom salts, and seaweed fertilizer the last two years! Or should I just give up and replace them?

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See the thread "Is it possible to save one cane wonders?" below - lots of good ideas.


    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 12:45PM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

Honestly -- I believe I'd start over with healthy plants.


    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 3:36PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 5:21PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Not sure if this would work. But I was thinking - what if you added soil to a point above the graft - that might stimulate new growth.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 7:11PM
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I'm with Hoovb and Jeri. You've given them every opportunity to perform, and every encouragement. Dig we must.


    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 8:31PM
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mzstitch(Zone 7b South Carolina)

Okay all I come here for serious discussion on the growing of roses. I've learned so much on this site. So this title sounded interesting to me, ready to learn I was as I clicked on the link. Today, Hoovb you had me laughing out loud! Socabeth, I have red clay soil here, takes me all day to plant a rose, so I'd be just like you, searching for every way to help that rose!!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 8:50PM
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hahaha ok! Shovel it is! Maybe after the spring "flush"! Love that pic of the shovel...that says it all! Good one HoovB Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 9:03PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

I have quite a few "one cane wonders," its just so hard for me to shovel prune!!!! Maybe I need to take this advice too :(

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 9:24PM
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