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Jun 2, 2018 5:49 PM CST
Alpharetta,GA
Hi

I don't understand what has happened to my rose bushes. Pls check the images
I had some flowers this season but it looks like that after it. Pls help.
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Jun 2, 2018 6:14 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
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Are you able to get some better shots that are closer? With the lighting hitting them the way it is it's hard to tell if the blooms are just done or if something else is going on.
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Jun 3, 2018 6:50 PM CST
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
Birds Region: Canadian Clematis Lilies Peonies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Lakhes: Welcome. The leaves/foliage look fine, no sign of any visible disease. However, from your pics, it appears that there are a lot of "spent" blooms, which could be cut off. Then the question might arise, is this shrub once blooming only? You would know the history of its performance. Do you by chance know the name of the shrub?
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Jun 5, 2018 9:34 AM CST
Name: Donna Marshall
Texas, USA
Keeper of Poultry Roses Region: Texas
I agree lots of spent blooms but looking close it seems there is something else going on.....but I am no expert better pics of the issue will help the experts in this forum help you...try getting some close ups of some of the issue areas especially any new growth or afflicted looking blooms...I do see some odd things but like I say I am no expert.
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Jun 13, 2018 11:07 AM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
I don't know where you are located, but that looks a lot like Rose Rosette Disease. If so, remove instantly!
http://www.missouribotanicalga...
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Jun 13, 2018 1:20 PM CST
Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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I have not been here for a while so I'm very sorry to have to agree with rose rosette. If you have not heard of this virus I'm quit certain that there are articles on here that you can read. Do a search on the web for photo's rrd/rrv there are many. Once again I'm so sorry about your roses. The virus is fatal to the rose.
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Jun 13, 2018 6:49 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Patty, how wonderful to see you again! You haven't posted here for about 3 years, although you have continued to delight us with your photos now and then. We've missed you. I hope you're back to stay.
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