When to Trim Knock Out Roses in Florida

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Knock Out roses are hardy plants that do well when grown in Florida. They produce vivid red, pink, purple and white blooms and have a slight fragrance. These rose bushes grow 3 feet tall and wide. The best place to plant them is in full sun or slight shade. For successful planting, place Knock Out roses in well-drained soil. Trimming them will result in a healthy plant with gorgeous flowers.

Florida Trimming

  • Knock Out roses should be pruned in the early spring months, which in Florida usually means late February and into March. It's also acceptable to trim them when needed, throughout the year. In Florida, Knock Out roses usually don't need a full pruning; however, it's good to trim them occasionally so they're shaped in order to meet your goals involving how they look. Wait until after the first year to prune them. They are healthier and hardier when they've been allowed to grow their own way during the first 12 months of life.

Why Trim

  • Trimming and pruning your Florida Knock Out roses will promote new growth and enhance the shape of your plant. Dead leaves and branches won't be a problem when clipped off. These roses are one of the easiest to work with since they don't need constant attention. Trim as needed but only prune once every 2 to 3 years. Take a good look at your plant to see if it needs pruning at all, because Knock Out roses are easy to grow in Florida.

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