Rose shrivel

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JerrywithaJ
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Rose shrivel

Post by JerrywithaJ » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:29 am

I live in Virginia Beach in Zone 8A. I have several David Austin roses that are approximately 10 to 15 years old. Lately i have noticed several of them planted near each other have developed what I call schrivel. The leaves and blossoms all appear small and stunted - completely unnatural. Is this some form of Virus? Is there anything I can spray that might help? I feed them with Bayer advanced Rose and flower Care, and have sprayed them with Orthenex from an aerosol can a few weeks ago. Any/all help appreciated.

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Re: Rose shrivel

Post by lorijones » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:11 pm

It is possible that your roses are suffering from rose rosette disease. This is a disease that is transmitted by a specific species of mite. You might want to take a cutting of the affected plant to your county extension office to confirm whether or not you have this disease. If this is what you have, there is unfortunately no cure. The diseased roses must be removed and destroyed so it doesn't spread to your other roses. Here is a helpful link to a Virginia Tech page on this subject: http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/plantdisease ... 0-620.html.

Good luck!

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Re: Rose shrivel

Post by JerrywithaJ » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:36 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Rose shrivel

Post by lorijones » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:10 pm

Thinking about this further, it is possible that the damage you see could be from herbicide damage. If you or even a neighbor have sprayed any type of herbicide recently (especially one with glyphosate like Round-Up), this could have drifted to your roses. Just another possibility to look into.

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