Rosebush needs help - Knowledgebase Question

Thornwood, Ne
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Question by bennie35gray
June 23, 2009
My one rosebush is producing big flowers and lots of buds but the leaves have black spots and are being eaten (they are looking lacey). What do you suggest I spray them with? Thank you.

Answer from NGA
June 23, 2009
The black spots and yellowing leaves sounds like a disease - called black spot. The skeletonized leaves sound like beetle damage. Both can be controlled with a product called Rose Defense which is need oil based and has some residual effect. Be sure to apply according to label directions. Best wishes with your rose bush!

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