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I have a standard rose which I transplanted from a pot last spring into the border.  Could I prune it down to become a bush?  If so how low would I prune her down too?


  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,092
    Most roses are grafted, so cutting the head off a standard rose would leave the root stock which is not the variety that flowers so it wouldn't work.
  • Ahh makes sense will leave as it is..... Many Thanks

  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,092
    Your very welcome.  Please feel free to ask any questions as there are a wide range of people with different specialties who are happy to help. Marlorena is the font of all knowledge on rose's here.😁
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 5,029
    Standard roses are much more expensive than the usual bush roses would you consider putting it into a huge pot/ half barrel and planting around it? Could look lovely 
  • Hi Debs thanks for your message it was in a large pot for a few years 
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 5,029
    What made you move it? I bought my daughter a Desdemona  standard rose she will be putting it into a half barrel by front door under planted with pretty annuals and trailing plants I think it will be beautiful 
  • Hi Debs we spent a lot of time away last year and friends were happy to pop round and water the borders but due to poor rainfall pots need alot more 
    The desdemona is a beauty and surely will look beautiful 
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