A: Wait until most of the buds have formed. The time to cut back is after they stop growing new leaves, which usually happens in late spring or early summer. After you do this once, prune less often during the rest of the year.
Q: “How long will it take for my rose bushes to bloom next season?”
A: Usually about three years for standard roses and up to six years for Grand Duke Charles (also known as ‘Rudolph’) because these varieties require a longer period of cold dormancy before blooming again. Some hybrid teas are also perennial types that can live more than 30 years if not disturbed too much each year.