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May 8, 2020 12:25 PM CST
Anderson, CA
I love my roses but I'm wondering if I may have to remove them. Can this be anything other than mosaic virus? 1st three photos are of one of my Don Juan climbers and the last photo is a different bush. Not pictured is a third bush also afflicted. I planted most from bare root and I have so loved watching them all grow😭
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May 9, 2020 8:58 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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It does look like mosaic virus, but that need not be alarming. Many roses are affected and only show symptoms when young or stressed. It is not contagious or particularly injurious.
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May 9, 2020 9:08 AM CST
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
Looks like it to me... my Molineux has it. But is huge, vigorous, and healthy as can be.
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May 9, 2020 10:28 AM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Yes. That appears to be RMV.

There is no reason to remove it. 99.5% of the roses available for purchase in the U.S. have it, and the symptoms will pretty much disappear as you move into summer.
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May 9, 2020 8:20 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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It is and they are fine. What Jeri said. They otherwise look like very healthy plants so I wouldn't give it another thought. Just enjoy them!
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May 10, 2020 8:00 AM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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I agree with all of the above.
A few of my roses have it and it doesn't appear to be life threatening. Like Jeri said, warmer weather (for mine, anyway) lessens the occurrence.
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