Tip 4

How should I
prune my rose?


Stimulates growth

Pruning stimulates growth. Annual pruning results in a prettier, fuller rose bush with stronger, more flowery shoots.



After the frost period – in late February to early March – the time is right for some important spring pruning. This is necessary to rejuvenate the rose bush. Remove all dead and weak branches, leave the sturdiest branches and prune them to 15-20 cm from the ground. Always use sharp pruning shears


Deadhead or prune withered roses in the summer until late August. This ensures the rose bush uses its energy to grow new flower shoots rather rose hips. If the bush is too big, you can prune the branches back a bit deeper, but not more than half way down the branch. This will give you new and shorter flower shoots.


To tidy up the rose bush for the winter, you can shape it a little in the autumn after flowering. However, it is best to skip this if the rose bush has grown beautiful hips. Also make sure you do not prune the branches too short, as this will make the bush more susceptible to frost damage. Do not go below knee height.

What to do

about suckers

Parfum de Nature roses are grafted on to a strong rootstock. This rootstock ensures a healthy root system and produces almost no suckers. Suckers are basal shoots growing from the rootstock. You can recognise them by their leaves, which are clearly different from the leaves of the grafted plant. In the event that a basal shoot still develops from the rootstock, it is best to remove it simply by tearing it off or by cutting it back as much as possible.


Rosehips are a treat for birds. Some birds feast on the flesh of the rosehips, while others prefer the seeds. In both cases, rosehips provide them with plenty of carbohydrates and much needed vitamins.