Deadheading redleaf rose after hips have formed
Pueblo County Colorado trees and shrubs
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.