more RRD??

Brooks23August 16, 2013

Just when I thought all my roses were all right I found this on my Prospero rose. I had cut it back once because I thought it had suspicious growth and now it is back. This looks like the Rose Rosette Disease? Should I cut it back one more time of just dig it up? :-(

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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

Appears to be a tiny brand-new shoot--I would give it several days and see if leaves open normally and thorns firm up.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 2:38PM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

Yes. His new growth IS mahogany in color.
And he is also a prickly devil.


    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 2:54PM
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Thanks for the help and advice. I sure wish there was a cure for this disease. I am going to wait 2 or 3 days and take another picture but it sure looks bad

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 7:51PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

It does not look like RRV to me. It looks like new HT growth, I have a lot that look like this in my yard. Many modern roses have red/mahogany new growth.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 12:22PM
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I think maybe I overreacted because I have had several roses that did have the RRV. The thorns on this red growth are not soft. The roses I have thought for sure that had the disease would have lots of red thorn and they would be soft.
First year for this disease and am still learning how to identify.
Thanks, Brooks23

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 12:52PM
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Maryl zone 7a

Just pulled another one here with RRD and your rose certainly doesn't look like any I've had to pitch this year (4 and counting). I think you got lucky.......Maryl

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 7:48PM
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Thanks Maryl. It sure is hard to pull up those roses. I have pulled up at least 4 and cut back a lot to see what happens.
There are so many Knock Out roses planted by offices and city landscaping that I bet next summer is going to be even worse.
Does it ever go away? I no longer have Japanese Beatles but this is more serious.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 8:02PM
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