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As a rule the rose bushes you by are 3 to 5 years old when you get them, so deadheading is not really needed. However, moving them from a pot into the garden means they need to send out roots and get established and producing blossoms hinders that root producing process. I have found people on both sides of this issue over the years, but many other plant species we are told to deadhead the first year so they can get established.
It is kind of up to you, but deadheading the first year makes snese to me.
The sign of a good gardener is not a green thumb, it is brown knees.
I am no rose expert by any means but it is my understanding that the only rose that doesn't "need" dead heading are the knock outs. And I don't dead head my knock outs & they do very well.
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You can google floribunda rose care & see what you find there.This message has been edited. Last edited by: ga.karen,
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