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Too late to cut back a knock out??

Posted by lizbeth-gardener 5b (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 30, 11 at 12:43

I have read that if you cut knockouts back to 6"-12" in early spring they fill in better. I have been gone and the roses are about 24" now, but the weather is still cool. Assuming cutting back info. is true, is it too late to cut them back?


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RE: Too late to cut back a knock out??

I'm still pruning and cutting them back. They'll be fine but bloom may be delayed a little.


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RE: Too late to cut back a knock out??

  • Posted by seil z6 MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 30, 11 at 15:25

Cut them! With as cool as this spring has been they're probably not growing very fast right now anyway. I've seen KO's cut to the ground with a hedge trimmer that came back beautiful in a matter of weeks.


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