What is the proper way to deadhead roses?

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What is the proper way to deadhead roses?

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Deadheading or the removal of faded flowers is done to encourage additional bloom on hybrid tea and other repeat-flowering roses.  Hybrid tea roses usually have one or two 3-leaflet leaves immediately below the flower.  Next (lower down on the stem) are two or more 5-leaflet leaves.  The deadheading procedure is different for newly planted and established roses.  During their first growing season, it’s usually recommended that the spent flower be removed above the uppermost 3-leaflet leaf.  Removal of a larger percentage of the rose’s foliage reduces the plant’s ability to manufacture food and slows growth.  When deadheading established roses, the stem may be cut back to a 5-leaflet leaf.  Retain at least two 5-leaflet leaves on each shoot.  Use sharp tools (hand shears or knife) to remove faded flowers.  Cut about 1/4 inch above an outward facing bud and leaflet with the cut made parallel to the angle of the leaflet.  

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