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Transplanting Knockout Roses

Last year I had someone plant some knockout roses for me. They were planted too close together so I had some transplanted to another bed. Since then the leaves are turning brown and the bushes look like they are dying. Do we need to cut them back in order to prepare for new growth? Is there a good time/bad time to trim these bushes? Should we just leave them alone and wait and see what happens? I'm at a loss as to what to do next. Please help!!
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Thanks for writing. You can prune your Knock Out roses anytime except early to mid-autumn without harming the plant. However, the more you cut it back during the growing season, the longer you'll have to wait for a fresh crop of flowers.

If you just transplanted the roses, they're probably experiencing a bit of shock --- keep them well watered and see what happens --- they should start to recover in a couple of weeks.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, "

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