Knockout Rose Bushes

how to protect roses in winter

Zone 6 | stryzs110 added on July 5, 2015 | Answered

In zone 6, my knockout roses have several dying branches. This Winter was very cold. How do I protect the roses in winter?

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Answered on July 7, 2015

Knockout roses are no different that other roses in protecting them for the winter. The object is to keep them cold once the weather has turned cold so that they do not get any ideas of strong growth leading to blooming at the wrong time of year. Here is a link to an article on this subject for you:

And this article too:

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