purple leaves on new growth - Knowledgebase Question

Anaheim, CA (Zone 9B)
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Question by dk21
March 3, 2007
The new growth on my rose bushes are purple. Is this normal or is it bad? Is it frost bitten?

Answer from NGA
March 3, 2007
New leaf and stem growth on roses is often purplish-red so what you're seeing is perfectly normal. As the leaves continue to develop they will take on a deep green color. Nothing to worry about! Enjoy your roses!

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