Rose Problems - Knowledgebase Question

Greensboro, No
Question by melanyecray
June 4, 2009
My rose bushes have black stuff on the leaves and are not looking as healthy as they did in the spring. What do I need to do to revive them?


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Answer from NGA
June 4, 2009

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Black spot is one of the most common diseases of roses. Fungicides will help control it, but you'll need to practice good garden sanitation (prune and remove the most obviously infected canes), and try to keep water off the leaves (hard to do in the Louisiana!). Fungicides need to be applied every 7-14 days during the growing season. Some choices include Funginex, Daconil, Captan, Bravo. You'll find others in the garden section of your local Home Depot. I'm afraid black spot is just one of the challenges you'll face when growing roses, but the reward is worth the effort. I don't think there's anything quite as lovely as a garden filled with roses! Best wishes with your roses.

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