Pruning Proven Winners Roses

April 19th, 2022

A little work goes a long way when it comes to your Proven Winners roses. Take the time to prune them now and you’ll benefit in two ways:

1. It’ll be easier. Early spring is the perfect time to prune because you can easily see where new growth is emerging and cut out unproductive stems with confidence.

2. You’ll get more blooms! These cuts will encourage robust new growth, which produces the most abundant bloom set. 

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Tips for Pruning Your Roses in Just 10 Minutes

  • Completely remove all dead, damaged, or diseased looking stems
    (they’ll be noticeably discolored or lacking any new growth)
  • Cut back the plant by approximately one third its height and width
  • Make cuts a quarter of an inch or so above an outward-facing bud
  • Prepare to enjoy the view!

    Watch this how to video to see the task performed first hand.

Continuously Blooming Roses

For months of rose-filled views, check out these three powerful rebloomers. No need to deadhead to see constant blooms from summer ’til frost.

Oso Easy®

Double Pink

full sun

1.5-2 ft. tall and wide
USDA zones 5-9

Oso Easy®

Double Red

full sun

3-4 ft. tall and wide

USDA zones 4-9

Oso Easy®


full sun

2.5-3.5 ft. tall and wide
USDA zones 4-9

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Prune your roses with confidence after watching this quick how to video.

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Kristina Howley

I am all in when it comes to gardening. Almost every part of the experience delights me – new leaves emerging in spring, pollinators buzzing in summer, birds devouring berries in fall, and the somber beauty of seed heads in winter. Thanks to a background in horticulture and gardening my own clay-filled, flowery USDA zone 5b plot, I’ve learned plenty of practical things as well. I like sharing these joys and lessons with my fellow gardeners and soon-to-be gardeners any way I can.


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