Yellow leaves on roses

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Old 05-16-01, 04:05 PM
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I am growing roses for the first time and notice the bottom leaves are turning yellow. Am I watering too much or maybe not enough? I water at the base of the rose every other mornig when we don't get rain. Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 05-17-01, 07:23 AM
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Growing roses

You might enjoy http://www.ars.org site for the American Rose Society. There is a wealth of info there for growing roses. Too much watering and poor drainage can indeed make bottom leaves turn yellow.
 
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Old 05-17-01, 11:48 AM
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If the leaves also have little black spots on them, they have blackspot, a very very common fungal disease. They will need to be sprayed with a fungicide on a regular basis. Check out the website twelvepole suggested, and look under diseases. Safer brand now also has a supposedly safer fungicide spray that I'm trying out - it's sulfur based.
 
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Old 05-17-01, 04:47 PM
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Hi OK Bloomer,

Yellow leaves, as mentioned, could be a number of things. If they are yellow with no spots or anything else unusual, it's generally a nutrient deficiency. Are you fertilizing? That snaps mine right out of it. I use a fertilizer specifically for roses. There are several, and I really can't recommend one over the other, but I do use Miracle Gro for roses.

Check this link out, and click on home and browse through the whole site. It is very helpful in diagnosing rose problems.

http://www.randomaccesssolutions.com...f%20yellow.htm

Gami
 
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Old 05-17-01, 05:34 PM
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If I ever have the opportunity to grow roses again, Iwill grow Old World varieties which are more hardy and disease resistant than those delicious hybrids that are so popular. If you ever have an opportunity to tour a 'botanical garden' that has an Old World rose bed, you will fall in love.
 
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Old 05-22-01, 08:21 PM
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Hi Twelvepole,

Living out in the country there are no leash laws for dogs. I planted rugosa roses in the back of my flowerbeds (out back) to keep them from running through destroying my plants. Unfortunately, the very fragrant blooms don't last very long, but it is actually a joy to mow during that time of year.

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