New Confederate Rose pruning question
I have 3 Confederate Rose plants that I started from rooted cuttings this spring. They were about a foot tall at planting time, but are now nearly 6ft tall with lots of buds forming. I guess they are happy in their full sun location, although I do notice the leaves wilting some during the hot afternoons (maybe they'll be better established next year and won't show so much stress).
My question is about how to prune these guys. Should I treat it like a rose bush and take off about 1/3 during the early spring? Or is there a better time to do it?
The other thing I wondered about was whether I needed to alter my pruning approach since it is a rooted stem planted earlier this year. All of the growth is fresh, "green," and still somewhat soft. Do I need to leave it alone until it starts to harden off and look like actual "woody" material? Am I overthinking this?
I guess if I kill 'em I can just get a few more from Pop and try again next year. Thanks