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Jun 9, 2020 8:59 AM CST
Long Island, New York, USA (Zone 7a)
Region: New York Roses
They get full sun all day and are watered regularly. Any idea what's going on? Maybe it's just not enough water? Is it a disease? Please help!


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Jun 9, 2020 9:28 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Without checking, and you can google this on line, I am not so sure about full sun all day long. Maybe that is too much effectively burning the plants.
You have to keep the moisture up.

Edit after research.
They can take full sun but they do not like the heat. So the google reference I found said that when it gets warm they do better shaded from the strong sun between 10-2pm.
So I would suggest moving them where they get either morning or afternoon sun. The research said that they do well in the shade. Perhaps they will bloom with fewer flowers but they will still bloom.
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Mine get less then two hours of sun in Michigan
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Jun 9, 2020 9:55 AM CST
Long Island, New York, USA (Zone 7a)
Region: New York Roses
Thanks so much for the response. The research I did said full sun/partial shade was ok but it sounds and looks like full all day sun is too much. Luckily I have some shadey spots in mind to move them to. Thanks again!
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Jun 9, 2020 10:31 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
If you need to relax, grow plants!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Very welcome
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