Dead Head Your Roses

Dead Heading Your Roses for More Blooms!

Cut off the faded flowers, using pruning tools such as scissors or hand pruners.  Snip the stem below the bloom just ABOVE the FIRST leaflet. This a new method that applies to all Large-flowered Roses.

Not only does the rose come back into flower between flushes more quickly, using this method, but with appreciably more flowers. This principle of retaining maximum foilage on a rose should be observed when deadheading Cluster-flowered Roses as well.

Now is the time to dead head so give it a try and see how your rose bush responds.  You should garner a last showy display befor the winter descends.