However, where size control is needed, it is possible to manage.
The scheduling is great – heavier pruning in late Jan to mid Feb (the mid Feb date is commonly used in north La, the late Jan date in south La, but you may prune anytime during that period), and a lighter pruning in late August or early September (the late Aug date is commonly used in north La, the early Sept date in south La, but you may prune at any time during this period).Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
Jan 12, Most roses need at least some annual pruning to maintain an attractive shape, remove dead wood and encourage vigorous growth and blooming. This is generally done from the last week of January (south Louisiana) through mid-February (north.
Aug 25, Don’t forget to prune them in late August (north Louisiana) or by early September (south Louisiana).
All repeat-flowering roses benefit from late-summer pruning. It stimulates vigorous new growth and better flowering, helps control size, keeps the bushes full and shapely, prevents them from looking so leggy and removes dead stump cross cuts large Reading Time: 7 mins. Knock Out is an All-America Rose Selection winner from It usually is categorized as a small shrub rose with an advertised height of 4 feet.
Cut back the remaining canes to about 24 inches from ground level.
In Louisiana, this variety can easily reach feet, if left unpruned. You can maintain Knock Out roses at feet with regular pruning. Knock Out has cherry-red, single to semi-double flowers. Large ShrubsEstimated Reading Time: 7 mins. In the summer, prune rose bushes to remove dead or diseased branches. Make the cuts one inch below the diseased branch, so only healthy wood remains. Summer is also the time to look for any branches Missing: louisiana.