Is thIs rose hopeless?
I bought this fairy rose probably about four years ago from a very famous, supposedly reputable place. It's never bloomed. At first the rose petals look burned on the end. Then I started used a Bayer product recommended for rose midge. It didn't seem to work at all. I switched to another Bayer product containing cyfluthin (sp.?) after researching rose midge. A "rose expert" told me that it can't be midge because none of the other six roses in this garden have gotten it.
Then I thought I read something online about a bunch of fairy roses that had blind shoots, or something, due to some breeding problem.
Do you have any suggestions as to (1) what the problem is, and (2) how to solve it. I think this is the third or fourth year since I've had it. The rose and the hydrangea next to it get sort of yellowed leaves at this time of year, after having been treated by the Bayer liquid every 7 to 10 days since May. I'm in northeastern Connecticut, zone 5b. I have two other types of fairy roses in my front yard and they're gorgeous.