Austrian Copper Rose

Asked June 10, 2017, 8:05 PM EDT

Just purchased an Austrian Copper Rose that was in full bloom. My question is once a flower on the shrub blooms, is it safe to prune the spent bloom to make room for new blooms coming in? I have taken multiple extension classes offered by CSU and found them very helpful with my gardening tasks. Also help my neighbors.
Dennis LaBandt
Colorado Springs

El Paso County Colorado trees and shrubs

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Per the American Rose Society, you can deadhead the spent flowers and this will encourage growth of new flowers. And, we certainly appreciate your kind comments about our organization.

Deadheading Roses - http://www.rose.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Cutting-or-Deadheading-Roses.pdf

General information - https://conservationgardenpark.org/plants/456/austrian-copper-rose/