Pruning Knockout Roses in Central Florida
YOUR ROSE QUESTION:
We have 10 knockout roses, pruned in our early spring, when it bloomed fantastic with flowers etc.
Now after very hot August daily temps in middle to high 90's the bushes are looking straggling and the flowers small.
Should we prune them again as temps are now in high 80's? We live in Central Florida 34747.
Roses conserve energy during very hot weather by producing smaller blooms and flower a lot less also.
Sometimes roses stop flowering then all-together.
If you like to you could prune the knockouts down a bit now.
This could result in another flower flush when weather cools in the fall.
Here is my page about growing roses in Florida.
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