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I've inherited three huge knockouts at the new house. I know that they will need to be pruned drastically before next season. Anybody else near my zone that has done this? When did you prune? I know they're supposed to be easy to care for, but do any of you have any tips?


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Posts: 6823 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Tips...yes, prune them back to 12-18" at the first sign of growth in the spring.
And with knockouts, you can prune them any time during spring & summer to keep them in bounds.
Just don't prune too late in the fall so new growth won't get frozen.


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Posts: 5116 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Haven't the knockouts been beautiful this season? Mine are starting to look ragged but I blame it on this awful heat. Glad to know when to trim them back. Good Luck with yours FFG. Lucky you to be living in the Georgia mountains. I love it up there.
 
Posts: 2309 | Location: Coastal Plain Region ~~ Georgia ~~ Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Mine got so big up here around the house that I moved them out by the road about 3 yrs. ago. Last year I cut them back to about 12" but didn't prune them at all this year. They looked better this year than they had any year before...and you are right Ga.Peach, this heat is taking a toll on nearly ALL of my plants.


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Posts: 5116 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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One of my favorite roses. I just love them. I'm sure you will too.

Go to google.com and type in "how to care for knockout roses".
 
Posts: 5023 | Location: zone 7, West Texas | Registered: Feb 04, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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