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Apr 29, 2018 11:53 AM CST
Name: Adrian Martinez
Alamogordo, New Mexico (Zone 8b)
I bought this from Lowes home improvement. After two weeks it's changing color. Anyone know what's wrong?
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Apr 29, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Adrian: First off, welcome to the Forums!!! Looking at your photos, I don't see any sign of new shoots, anywhere? I think the rose is on it's last legs?? You certain it is not starved for water? Needs lots of water when first purchased and transplanted. The lack of buds or swelling buds-to-be anywhere is my concern, not the canes. Keep piling the water to it, and if not too late, it just may come alive. Cheers.
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Apr 29, 2018 1:05 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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I think they sold you a sick rose. Some of these stores offer a survival guarantee of some sort. It is worth inquiring.
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Apr 29, 2018 5:21 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Welcome! to NGA

Porkpal is right. If you can return the rose, that's your best bet. It's easier to start with a healthier plant.

If you can't return it, as Frank has recommended, water it every day. You don't want the soil to be totally saturated every day, you just want to keep it moist.

Roses grow their roots first. You may not see anything happening to the top growth, including the swelling of any bud eyes.

Don't feed it until you see some new growth. That tells you the root system is working. Then you can feed it lightly. That is also the time to clean up the rose you couldn't return.

The rose is totally stressed right now, so now is not the time to be cutting back any of those lousy canes. Let the rose get some roots under it first ... Smiling
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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Apr 29, 2018 8:36 PM CST
Name: Adrian Martinez
Alamogordo, New Mexico (Zone 8b)
Thanks folks. I bought 4 and they're all doing great except for this one. They all receive he same amount of sun and water. Ok keep watering And it does have a one year guarantee.
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Apr 29, 2018 10:38 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Adrian ... take it back now. It's an unhealthy plant with a lot of mechanical damage. To clean it up to get it healthy is a real hassle.

Like I said above, it's much easier to start with a healthy plant ... Smiling
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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May 1, 2018 4:39 PM CST
Name: Adrian Martinez
Alamogordo, New Mexico (Zone 8b)
Thank you, on my way to take it back
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