What is wrong with my rose plant, it seems to be dying? Is there anything to be done? : The Garden Rose
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What is wrong with my rose plant, it seems to be dying? Is there anything to be done?

About three weeks ago my rose bush (it came with my home when I purchased it two years ago, so it is at least 3 years old; it is about 2 ft in diameter and 3 ft high) budded and bloomed beautifully. Almost immediately, the front half’s leaves turned yellow with brown spots, the blooms fell off, the leaves then fell, and the branches turned dark brown. The back half seemed unphased, but this week, it too started the same disintergration. No other plants around the rose seem impacted and I want to keep it that way. I water regularly and it gets great sun. This did not happen last year and nothing has changed regarding light or soil. I hope answers include remedies–that is I hope there is a remedy (the more natural the better) and that you kind folk inform me of what to do to save this great plant. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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8 Responses to “What is wrong with my rose plant, it seems to be dying? Is there anything to be done?”

  1. lyllyan on April 12th, 2010 9:00 pm

    Sounds like a bit too much water.

  2. boop777770@yahoo.com on April 12th, 2010 9:16 pm

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  3. B.S. on April 12th, 2010 10:05 pm

    from experience ,every time a rose blooms ,and you finished enjoying ,clip the tip of the rose (the old rose) and keep doing this all yr around ,i counted this yr i had a bush with 25 roses one time ,i had people asking me ,how i managed such bush .
    I got it from Martha Stewart.
    it works .

  4. Madame M on April 12th, 2010 10:43 pm

    Roses in general are really tough. Maybe you are watering it too much. Cut back on the water — unless you live in a desert, you may not need to water it artificially at all.

    My roses like a little calcium, too, so I put seashells at the foot of the roses, and the rainwater carries the calcium down.

    You can take pictures/leaf samples to your county extension agent, and get really good advice. The county extension number should be in the phone book.

    Blooming really seems to stress roses out, though. If you give it a little time, it should bounce back.

  5. Dune on April 12th, 2010 11:00 pm

    It is the middle of winter, they die back at this time of year.
    You haven’t mentioned any pruning so wait until the last frosts and then prune.
    Always chop off the dead buds through out the year as that encourages new blooms.
    I do it weekly and whilst I have snow and frosts I can already see where the growth will begin.

    If you are truly concerned, take some cuttings both good and bad into a garden nursery and consult them.

  6. travisbailey1000000 on April 12th, 2010 11:17 pm

    Mine the braches die then next year they grow back and die again. I don’t know what it’s problem is. Sometimes if you spray bug repellent i gets on the leaves and kills the plant.

  7. aunt_tea04 on April 12th, 2010 11:18 pm

    It sounds like the dreaded Black Spot to me. It is a fungal disease and is spread from leaf to leaf and plant to plant by splashing water. The first thing is to stop the spread by cleaning all the leaves and debris from around the plant and to pick all the infected leaves off. There are several anti fungals on the market to help fight the disease. Immunox is one I hear is good. I use Bayer Advanced care and am getting good results. Bayer Advanced is a systemic application the goes through the plant to stop the disease. I have heard the milk mixed 7:1 with water helps kill the fungus, but it works best if you start early in the spring before the plants show damage. Also companion planting with Parsley planted around the roses help (plus it looks pretty). In the spring, give the bush a hard pruning and start out treating it for Black Spot as soon as new growth appears. Be sure to cut out any dead or diseased branches. Always be careful when watering your bushes to avoid wetting the leaves and always water in the early morning . Black Spot can kill the bush if it gets hit hard for a couple years in a row. Good luck

  8. wry humor on April 12th, 2010 11:26 pm

    Madam M’s suggestion to take a sample of the damage to the Plant Clinic at the local Extension Service is the better solution. Also check to see if there is a Rose Society near you. If there is, they too will be able to offer expert advice.

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