Size of Blue for You rose

jasminerose4u, California(9b)March 8, 2014

I live in southern California. In front of my house, I have planted a Blue for You floribunda rose that will go next to Honey Bouquet and Tequila Supreme, also floribundas. On Help Me Find Roses, I read that Blue for You can get up to 6'7" tall, whereas the other roses are around 4' tall. I didn't consider the height of Blue for You before I purchased the rose, because I thought a floribunda is a floribunda (newbie mistake). What I would like to know is, can I prune Blue for You to manage the height or does this rose want to be a sky scraper? If it isn't manageable, I may find another location for this rose.

Thank you and have a great weekend.

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the_bustopher z6 MO

I actually have two of them. The larger and older of the two wants to be about 4-1/2 to 5 ft tall and about 4 ft wide. It may be different in California. I do prune it in the spring back to about 2 ft tall. It is not a skyscraper or octopus here like some other varieties. It just gets to be a large bush.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 5:22PM
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jasminerose4u, California(9b)

Thank you. When it is time, I will prune to 2 feet then.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 6:05PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

You can also simply take off a little extra every time you dead-head. It slows down rebloom a bit, but keeps the plant looking tidy throughout our long growing season.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 5:00PM
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jasminerose4u, California(9b)

Thanks, hoovb. I'll do that. I'm looking forward to the plant blooming.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 1:08AM
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