When should I stop deadheading my roses?


When should I stop deadheading my roses?


Deadheading is the removal of spent flowers.  Stop deadheading hybrid tea, grandiflora, and floribunda roses in September.  The spent flowers eventually develop into hips (fruits).  The development of rose hips slows plant growth and helps prepare the roses for winter.  

Learn more about growing roses in this article: Growing Roses in Iowa.

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