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Buff Beauty color

Posted by toriree 5 (My Page) on
Tue, May 17, 11 at 9:38

Can anyone tell me why my Buff Beauty has decided to wane in color? When I first planted it about 5 years ago the blooms were the beautiful apricot color I was expecting, but last year and now again this year the color is more an off white/cream color.
Quite honestly I have never been any good at growing roses, but this one is so important, I want some advice.
Food? What kind?
Soil? what do I add?
Pruning? When is good and when is bad.
Thanks to whomever can help me out!

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RE: Buff Beauty color

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Tue, May 17, 11 at 14:19

Are you having a sunnier, drier spring than normal? That will fade BB's flowers quickly.

We would look to the foliage color first for problems with soil and nutrition. How is the foliage looking?

RE: Buff Beauty color

It fades in the hot sun, but I don't imagine that is a problem this early in the season.

Agree with HoovB. Is the color of the leaves a good green?


RE: Buff Beauty color

yep, mine is the same.....after a three month long, uncharacteristically hot and dry spring. BB's colours do change throughout the season though.

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