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Jun 14, 2020 7:58 AM CST
Hello everyone,

I am a new member here and new to gardening as well. I moved to a new house recently, and previous tenants already had some roses planted by the fence. With more free time due to this coronavirus outbreak I started reading about how to care after roses and got a bit confused about rose suckers. Could you help me please identify if my rose have one?
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Name: Andrea Reagan
Astatula, Florida (Zone 9a)
I collect seeds
Jun 14, 2020 2:00 PM CST
I would say yes. Make sure it is growing below the graft.
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
Jun 14, 2020 4:07 PM CST
Does it have leaves and are they the same as the others? Its looks pretty close to where the graft is. Dig some of the dirt away right there and look and see where it's coming from.
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Jun 14, 2020 6:24 PM CST
YES! Dig down, and see if that new cane comes from the rootstock, below the bud union.

Mind, if it's just on the underside of the bud union, that might still be OK. Likely is. New growth can't originate from hard, gray, dead tissue.

Check the leaves on the new cane. Compare them to the older growth.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
Jun 14, 2020 8:19 PM CST
I think that cane is just fine! It looks like it is coming from the graft area to me. You really need to remove the soil from around the graft and see exactly were that cane starts from. It would be a terrible shame to take off a healthy new basal cane by mistake.
Jun 15, 2020 12:22 AM CST
Thank you, everyone. This cane has grown quite a lot now since I didn't now about suckers before. And it is similar to the main old growth. It was blooming a lot, and has lots of new buds ready to bloom.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Jun 15, 2020 8:06 AM CST
Sounds like a winner.

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