Roses forum: How Is My Rose Bush?

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Georgia, USA
habrown97
Oct 2, 2019 5:05 PM CST
Hi all,

Can you please give me some suggestions on my rose bush? It is not looking to good. The soil here (Ga) is not the best.
Here is a picture of it from Oct 2018 The thread "Is my Rose Bush okay?" in Roses forum

For the time being I removed the old pine straw, put down some potting soil (without digging it up) , and sprinkled a little rose food and lastly put new pine straw around it.

How can I help it more?

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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Oct 2, 2019 6:06 PM CST
Can you give us a picture of what it looks like now?
(Zone 5b)
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Tisha
Oct 4, 2019 12:22 PM CST
In your first picture your rose is beautiful.
In your #2 picture Sept 20 the spent blooms weren't deadheaded so no fall blooms.
As for the current picture, looks like cane canker on the yellow cane.
Canker starting on tip of one of the green canes too. Pruning incorrectly results in cane damage which increases chances of canker.
How did you winterize last fall?
How was the plant maintained over the summer?
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Georgia, USA
habrown97
Oct 7, 2019 7:40 AM CST
Tisha said:In your first picture your rose is beautiful.
In your #2 picture Sept 20 the spent blooms weren't deadheaded so no fall blooms.
As for the current picture, looks like cane canker on the yellow cane.
Canker starting on tip of one of the green canes too. Pruning incorrectly results in cane damage which increases chances of canker.
How did you winterize last fall?
How was the plant maintained over the summer?


The plant was pruned so often when dead pieces or yellow pieces would occur.
In terms of winterizing, pine-straw was distributed along the base.
In the summer, the rose received water every other day that it did not rain.

It does not long in too good shape. How do you recommend that it is revived, if even possible?
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Tisha
Oct 8, 2019 8:40 AM CST
I'm not an expert. I've been growing roses about 10 yrs.
This plant is in rough shape, I would let it go.
Just consider this a learning experience.
Would you like to try again?
I'm sure you can grow roses with a little help and reading.
If you kept the tag/ info from the deceased plant it is possible to find the same pretty next spring.
If you want to try again now is the time to start.
Just let us know.

Tisha
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Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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reh0622
Oct 8, 2019 12:27 PM CST
I'm sorry, it looks like it's days are numbered, and so far there is no cure for canker which it looks like your bush has. They say to cut 5 in. below the canker, and in this case, that leaves you with no bush. I have several like that myself this year from bareroots from Lowe's, some in pots, and some in the ground. Once the branches lose vigor and turn yellow, there's no bringing them back according to everything I've read, and am now seeing on mine.

Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Oct 9, 2019 8:44 AM CST
Look at this as your chance to get a rose Bush that you have been dreaming about and longing for . this will give you the opportunity to really work the soil before you plant
get a lot of compost in there, some manuer and really work that soil. put in your new rose and don't look back
My motto is you can't plant the rose your longing for if you're still watering the old dud in your yard
You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Georgia, USA
habrown97
Oct 9, 2019 2:40 PM CST
Tisha said:I'm not an expert. I've been growing roses about 10 yrs.
This plant is in rough shape, I would let it go.
Just consider this a learning experience.
Would you like to try again?
I'm sure you can grow roses with a little help and reading.
If you kept the tag/ info from the deceased plant it is possible to find the same pretty next spring.
If you want to try again now is the time to start.
Just let us know.

Tisha


That is what I feared. The reason I wanted to save it was because this was a plant my girlfriend and I planted. Maybe I'll re-plant a new one and keep it on the down-low LOL.

On a serious note, I would like to re-plant a rose. Do you have any suggestions?

Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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reh0622
Oct 9, 2019 2:51 PM CST
I wonder if there are any canker resistant roses? I don't think I've heard of any. Plus, you may not know this, but you can spread the canker if the pruning shears are not disinfected after each cut. I've been learning about it the hard way, losing one plant after another, not knowing what was wrong, or where it began.

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