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Old 11-11-2004, 11:48 PM
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Question: I planted 2 Knockout Roses this past Spring. They bloomed right
through Oct. My question is, Do I need to prune them back for the winter?
Also, if I should prune them, will they grow fast in the Spring/Summer? I
live in Zone 6, York PA. in the northeast USA. Any help would be
appreciated.

Thanks,
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Old 12-11-2004, 11:51 AM
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DON'T prune untill spring!

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Question: I planted 2 Knockout Roses this past Spring. They bloomed right
through Oct. My question is, Do I need to prune them back for the winter?
Also, if I should prune them, will they grow fast in the Spring/Summer? I
live in Zone 6, York PA. in the northeast USA. Any help would be
appreciated.

Thanks,
SteveR




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DON'T prune untill spring!

Tim

"SteveR" wrote in message
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Question: I planted 2 Knockout Roses this past Spring. They bloomed right
through Oct. My question is, Do I need to prune them back for the winter?
Also, if I should prune them, will they grow fast in the Spring/Summer? I
live in Zone 6, York PA. in the northeast USA. Any help would be
appreciated.

Thanks,
SteveR




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A little information and education goes a LONG way toward successful roses!

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SteveR wrote:

Question: I planted 2 Knockout Roses this past Spring. They bloomed

right
through Oct. My question is, Do I need to prune them back for the

winter?
Also, if I should prune them, will they grow fast in the Spring/Summer?

I
live in Zone 6, York PA. in the northeast USA. Any help would be
appreciated.


Steve, Tim is largely right about not pruning in the fall. It stimulates
growth, just what you do not want now. NOT pruning or cutting for the

table
or deadheading signals to the rose that it is time to go dormant. The

biggest
threat in your zone is to have roses with the juices up in the canes that
are producing new growth when a cold snap happens. It can kill the plant,
especially a young plant.. Make sense?




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A little information and education goes a LONG way toward successful roses!

Tim

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SteveR wrote:

Question: I planted 2 Knockout Roses this past Spring. They bloomed

right
through Oct. My question is, Do I need to prune them back for the

winter?
Also, if I should prune them, will they grow fast in the Spring/Summer?

I
live in Zone 6, York PA. in the northeast USA. Any help would be
appreciated.


Steve, Tim is largely right about not pruning in the fall. It stimulates
growth, just what you do not want now. NOT pruning or cutting for the

table
or deadheading signals to the rose that it is time to go dormant. The

biggest
threat in your zone is to have roses with the juices up in the canes that
are producing new growth when a cold snap happens. It can kill the plant,
especially a young plant.. Make sense?






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Tim and Shiva,
Thanks for the info. I will wait till spring to prune.

Steve


"Tim Tompkins" wrote in message
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A little information and education goes a LONG way toward successful roses!

Tim

"Shiva" wrote in message
news:aHlwYXRpYQ==.f70828b1fdf33a6df8a68ee74046e1d4 @1100459720.nulluser.com...
SteveR wrote:

Question: I planted 2 Knockout Roses this past Spring. They bloomed

right
through Oct. My question is, Do I need to prune them back for the

winter?
Also, if I should prune them, will they grow fast in the Spring/Summer?

I
live in Zone 6, York PA. in the northeast USA. Any help would be
appreciated.


Steve, Tim is largely right about not pruning in the fall. It stimulates
growth, just what you do not want now. NOT pruning or cutting for the

table
or deadheading signals to the rose that it is time to go dormant. The

biggest
threat in your zone is to have roses with the juices up in the canes that
are producing new growth when a cold snap happens. It can kill the plant,
especially a young plant.. Make sense?






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Tim and Shiva,
Thanks for the info. I will wait till spring to prune.

Steve


"Tim Tompkins" wrote in message
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A little information and education goes a LONG way toward successful roses!

Tim

"Shiva" wrote in message
news:aHlwYXRpYQ==.f70828b1fdf33a6df8a68ee74046e1d4 @1100459720.nulluser.com...
SteveR wrote:

Question: I planted 2 Knockout Roses this past Spring. They bloomed

right
through Oct. My question is, Do I need to prune them back for the

winter?
Also, if I should prune them, will they grow fast in the Spring/Summer?

I
live in Zone 6, York PA. in the northeast USA. Any help would be
appreciated.


Steve, Tim is largely right about not pruning in the fall. It stimulates
growth, just what you do not want now. NOT pruning or cutting for the

table
or deadheading signals to the rose that it is time to go dormant. The

biggest
threat in your zone is to have roses with the juices up in the canes that
are producing new growth when a cold snap happens. It can kill the plant,
especially a young plant.. Make sense?








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