Roses forum: Rose rosette?

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Central Texas
Sep 16, 2020 3:03 PM CST
Hi all! I recently moved into a home with a few beautiful rose bushes planted out back. Well, they were beautiful when I moved in, in May of 2020. In July, through the heat of Texas summer and my lack in consistency of watering, the roses turned brown, appeared dead. I read up on pruning and pruned this one bush, as it was massive and the roses were brown. After pruning I was consistent with watering and we got some good rain here in Texas. Over the past few weeks I thought the bush was suffering from what I read is called rose rosette. I see the coloring of such, but not an excess amount of thorns. The growth isn't exactly normal looking but that could be due to my pruning job. Now, it seems to be blooming, but I really can't tell if these are normal blooms or not. Any insight is greatly appreciated. Pics from today attached and a picture of what the roses looked like prior to my pruning, etc.! Thank you!
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Name: Luis
Hurst, TX (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Region: Texas Salvias Roses
Sep 16, 2020 3:40 PM CST
There was one area in the first picture that I could not enlarge much but everything else looked fine. ☺ Keep an eye since RRD is all over Austin and the DFW Metroplex.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
Sep 16, 2020 9:33 PM CST
I did not see anything there that looked like RRD. Many roses have red new growth that greens up as it matures. You said it was very hot and dry and that can often cause smaller growth So nothing to worry about there.
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Sep 17, 2020 2:07 PM CST
What Seil said.

And I'd love to see a photo of the bloom.
Central Texas
Sep 17, 2020 2:14 PM CST
Thanks! They are starting to bloom now, just had a bit more of rain today. Pics to come..

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