won't bloom - Knowledgebase Question

pittsburgh, pa
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Question by deidresadie
April 12, 2007
i have two year old jackson&perkins rose bush that has never bloomed. i have several other bushes that are beautiful but one just won't bloom not even a bud. it is very healthy and the foilage is nice but no blooms. can you help??

Answer from NGA
April 12, 2007
This is an interesting question. Since it seems healthy and your other roses are fine, I assume you must be taking good care of your roses. Without seeing the plant it is hard to say, but if it is a shrub rose or climbing rose for example and you have been pruning it like a hybrid tea rose, perhaps it is related to that. (The old fashioned roses bloom on old wood and would not need a hard pruning in early spring the way one would handle a hybrid tea rose.) Or, perhaps it is in less direct sun than your other roses. In less than six hours of direct sun including the hour of noon, many roses will bloom less or not at all. I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

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