When and how to prune roses?
Facts about roses
When do roses bloom? The rose is native to the Northern Hemisphere, so the flowering period is in our summer and they bloom in the spring. Autumn and winter are the time to gather new strength. In China, they were already used in gardens in the 13th century. From the 19th century onwards, however, people really started cultivating the rose. Standard roses, for example, were created by grafting an improved rose onto a wild rootstock. These roses are often strong and also suitable for gardens in our country. The rose has had great symbolic value as a flower for centuries. Of course there is the rosary which is prayed for in Roman Catholicism. But the colour of the flower is also very important. White roses stand for virginity and red roses for love. By the way, did you know that yellow roses indicate jealousy or infidelity?
When to prune roses?
The rose should be pruned twice a year. Pruning roses is not very difficult but the timing is very important. All types of roses should be pruned in the spring, in March or April when it is no longer freezing. That is the time when the sap streams start again. But roses can also be pruned in the summer and we call this summer pruning. This pruning is significantly less invasive and mainly aims to replace deadheads so that new flower buds can form and you can enjoy these beautiful flowers even longer.