Winter damaged roses

welltraveled(z5Mid Mich)May 27, 2014

My roses 45 David Austins have all died back to about 4 inches from the ground.. Trimmed them all and new growth is amazing. Some setting buds already. Should I debud them????????

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seil zone 6b MI

No, I wouldn't. Dis-budding is meant to help the plant grow it's roots quicker. If these are established plants you already have the root ball. It's just the canes that died back. I had to cut all of mine to the ground too and they're coming back nicely. Some have buds and I'm going to let them bloom.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 5:34PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Just let the new growth do its thing while you rejoice in how beautiful and productive the new growth is! The roses will probably be shorter this year, but should bloom just as well with no additional help from you.

Kate

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 5:52PM
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