Deadheading redleaf rose after hips have formed

Asked June 25, 2016, 4:47 PM EDT

I think I should deadhead my redleaf rose so that it will re-bloom. But it already has hips. Can I deadhead now? Is it too late to expect re-bloom if the hips have already formed?

Pueblo County Colorado trees and shrubs

2 Responses

You can deadhead roses all throughout summer, if it is a variety that blooms more than once a year, you can expect dead heading now to encourage re blooming. The hips send a "signal" that new blooms are not necessary, so if you want more blooms you will want to get rid of them.

Thank you, Sherie. I'll deadhead tomorrow (a friend showed me how to do it - clip right above the node of a 5-leaf stem). The hips are really weighing down the branches. Maybe they'll perk up now.

Edith Brideau