Roses - Knowledgebase Question

Rialto, Ca
Question by mebermontrta
May 12, 2010
The leaves on my roses are covered with white mold and the leaves are eaten. What can I put on them?

Answer from NGA
May 12, 2010


Sounds like your rose bush has powdery mildew. You can help your roses avoid the disease by making sure the rose bushes get plenty of sunshine and has enough space all around for good air circulation. There are a few fungicides on the market that you can use to stop powdery mildew. The safest is one called 'Rose Defense'. It's a neem oil based product, biodegradable and is safe for insects, animals and humans. It also controls insect pests.

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