I planted 2 Easy Elegance® roses this spring, but I’ve seen no signs of new growth. They are in full sun, and I have tried to keep them well watered. Would cutting them back a bit prompt new growth?

blooming Sweet Fragrance rose


It sounds like you’ve placed it in a perfect location. It may just be that the rose is getting settled in and will start to show growth in the next week or so. All plants need to establish their roots in order to support above-ground growth, so while you aren’t seeing any apparent new growth it may well simply be underground. I wouldn’t cut it back at all – you may inadvertently trim off buds that are just waiting to burst into life and our Easy Elegance® roses require very little pruning anyway. Bookmark our article on planting and care tips, as it offers great advice on fertilizing and pruning as well as soil preparation.