Give a beloved plant more time to recover from freeze damage or pull it up? Here’s how to tell

Give a beloved plant more time to recover from freeze damage or pull it up? Here’s how to tell

A query for Dan Gill: My Accomplice rose bush virtually didn’t make it by way of the winter. Of all of the limbs, just one reveals any indications of latest development. Please assist; I actually love the flowers on the finish of summer season and the way they modify colours. I might love to reserve it. — Richard Phillips

Reply: Accomplice roses (Hibiscus mutabilis) usually survive freezes within the teenagers. Give it extra time. It is prone to ship up shoots from the bottom of the plant in April. Prune off all development that’s not sprouting out now. Go away the one limb that also has leaves on it. Reduce the remainder again to inside eight to 12 inches of the bottom.

Dan Gill is a horticulturist with the LSU AgCenter. E-mail inquiries to dgill@agcenter.lsu.edu or add them to the remark part under. Comply with his tales at www.nola.com/homegarden, on Fb and @nolahomegardenon Instagram.

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