Roses forum: need help w/roses

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Apr 16, 2015 6:30 AM CST
My red roses have no smell can I fix this???
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Apr 16, 2015 7:32 AM CST
Welcome to ATP !
Unfortunately, no you can't.
Fragrance in a rose is a genetic trait. Not all roses have a fragrance. Some are mild, some are medium and some are strong.
Sometimes the climate can bring out the scent of a rose which normally doesn't have much of one, but it will usually be faint.

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Apr 16, 2015 9:51 AM CST
- and not all noses can smell all fragrances...
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
Apr 16, 2015 6:09 PM CST
perhaps the sniffer on your roses is need of replacing! haha
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Apr 16, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Your red roses may not have any scent to them, but there are plenty of red roses that do. So if you have room you can add more, or if you really want scent in the roses, you can replace the ones you have.
Name: Andi
Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10b)
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Apr 16, 2015 7:34 PM CST
Which red roses are you growing?

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