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My Experience with Rose Rosette Disease

By gemini_sage
April 27, 2015

I moved to my current home 8 years ago, and I brought almost every plant from my garden with me, including about 50 roses. It was an exciting time, as I had lived in a wooded, shady hollow, and I was happy to give so many sun-loving plants an appropriate home. I had chosen rose varieties for shade tolerance and disease resistance, because I knew the shade and moisture would be inviting for fungal diseases. Although we experienced a terrible drought that year, the roses did respond well to the sunny, open environment, and they settled in nicely in spite of the dry growing season.

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Name: Linda
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May 3, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Thank you for this very informative article. I did not know about this disease. My beautiful old fashioned lt. pink rose has it. I gather from this info it will most likely die. So sad I've had that runner a good 15 yrs. I tip my hat to you. Thank You!

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