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How do you prune a re-blooming rose bush?

It was loaded with roses with the first bloom and now needs to be trimmed.

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Iluvautumn

Asked by Iluvautumn at 1:25 PM on Jun. 28, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • I think you're talking about "dead-heading?" All rose bushes "rebloom"-- they're perennial. You want to cut off the head about 2-3 inches from the bloom head so the plant doesn't waste any energy forming the hips. When you're ready to prune for the year, then identify the nodes-- where the new growth starts, and cut in a 45 degree angle right above it. You want to find the nodes that point outward--not inward, so your rosebush doesn't tangle on itself.,

    Busimommi

    Answer by Busimommi at 1:31 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • No, all rose bushes don't rebloom, perhaps I should have said re-flower. Some rose bushes flower once and thats it. The roses I have will bloom again and again past the winter if conditions are right.
    Iluvautumn

    Answer by Iluvautumn at 4:12 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

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