I have so many candelabras this year. More than any other year. Is that good or bad? I have been letting them bloom, then cutting them off even with the rest of the plant. Is that the right thing to do? Thanks
That's what I do.
Same here and I do the same thing. I've gotten some gorgeous sprays on roses that have never done that before. I'm thinking it must have something to do with the odd weather we had early on.
I hate to sound stupid, but what is a rose candelabra. I tried to google it but all I came up with was beautiful rose centerpieces:)
I thought the post was about the rose named Candelabra. I did a Google, too--apparently they are these incredibly long stems with a bunch of roses above--my Mother of Pearl is doing almost only that this year--about 8 feet high. Can I prune it down to knee length as soon as it is done blooming or will that be too drastic?
Most of mine are growing candelabras also, my Silver Shadows has one with 23 buds!
Yes, it's a big long stem that grows out of the plant with lots of buds on the end. They are so pretty,
but look so out of place.
I have a lot of candelabras too and was wondering what caused them. Both of my Maman Cochets have a huge candelabra growing out of the middle of the plant, maybe 2 or 3 feet higher than the rest of the plant. Looks kind of funny; not sure what to think of them.
Same issue here with my Dick Clark and White Licorice.
Good amount on all my established bushs'. I like to see them. I handle them a little different. I cut the center of the candelabras out early on. I leave the bottom 3 or 4 canes and cut the rest off. This way I help to build a strong, healthy bush. Vedazu NJ-----Don't cut it so hard right away. Take it down 1/2 way.
Here, certain cultivars (e.g., 'Irish Hope') will produce some good strong material on the candelabra that will grow more flowers and contribute to the health of the plant. Other cultivars (e.g., 'Eutin') produce candelabras that might as well be cut to the ground when they are finished blooming.
THAT's what you call those. That's what's sticking out of my Europeana. It's a very short bush - about 1' tall by 4' wide. Then there are 4 3' sticks sticking straight up/out - and about 40+ blooms at the end of each. Silly as heck, but quite showy!
Thanks, Ken for the advice--mother of pearl gets so high anyway--so, just start over about halfway down, as I understand you.
I had several roses do that this year too! Fame, Yves Piaget and here's a pic of Brigadoon....kinda crazy.....!
My Fragrant Cloud has them. I'm excited to see them bloom.
Do yourself and your bush a favor. Before the candelabra gets to big and top heavy. Stake it up. I missed a big candelabra on Let Freedom Ring and it broke off at the graft union during a mild rain storm the other day. They get top heavy with all the canes and blooms. They are new, fresh canes that can use a little help.