Deadheading. It’s not as scary as it sounds, we promise! Deadheading is when you remove spent blooms (or flowers that have faded) so that your shrub can use its energy to produce new, beautiful flowers. The great thing about Easy Elegance® Roses is that they rebloom and put out new flowers all the way until the first frost. So by adding the simple and quick task of deadheading into your gardening schedule, you’ll be helping those new blooms form and extending the beauty of your Easy Elegance® Roses.
If you don’t deadhead your plant, many rose varieties will produce rose hips, the ornamental red or orange fruit at the end of the stem. This might be something that you want, as they look beautiful, and you can even make rose hip jelly! However, if you don’t want those to form, deadheading is your answer.
When you notice a spent bloom, use floral scissors to trim off the stem of the bloom you’re removing. Make sure you cut the spent bloom off at the flower cluster and be careful not to remove any new buds.
And done! See, that wasn’t scary! For more tips on how to care for your roses, head to our Planting & Care page.