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Blooming first year?

Posted by laVerneMaynard7 MO (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 3, 13 at 7:37

I have 30 roses from clippings we planted last year. Some are starting to bloom. Should I pick the buds off to allow the plant to use the energy for plant and root growth?

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RE: Blooming first year?

Pick off the buds as this will give the plants a head start.However you can keep the flowrr buds in its second year.

RE: Blooming first year?

Edlyn12, thanks! I am clipping off all buds. I had let one bloom, it is gorgeous, but I hope I didn't damage my baby plant!

RE: Blooming first year?

You probably didn't "damage" it, but it MAY take a little longer to mature. Young plants can spend their energies flowering or growing. Many can't do both at the same time and none can do both as quickly as they can grow if prevented from flowering. Kim

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