Roses forum→What's wrong with my rose?

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Name: Adrian Martinez
Alamogordo, New Mexico (Zone 8b)
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east8485
Apr 29, 2018 11:53 AM CST
I bought this from Lowes home improvement. After two weeks it's changing color. Anyone know what's wrong?
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Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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fwmosher
Apr 29, 2018 12:27 PM CST
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.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 29, 2018 1:05 PM CST
I think they sold you a sick rose. Some of these stores offer a survival guarantee of some sort. It is worth inquiring.
Porkpal
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Apr 29, 2018 5:21 PM CST
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.
Name: Adrian Martinez
Alamogordo, New Mexico (Zone 8b)
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east8485
Apr 29, 2018 8:36 PM CST
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.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Apr 29, 2018 10:38 PM CST
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.
Name: Adrian Martinez
Alamogordo, New Mexico (Zone 8b)
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east8485
May 1, 2018 4:39 PM CST
Thank you, on my way to take it back

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