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What on earth is going on here? Disfigured buds grow out of the midle of my rose flowers!




Something called proliferation - this kind of thing is usually caused by physical injury, such as a late frost when the bud is developing. Occasionally its a virus, but unless the whole bush starts doing it regularly, its unlikely to be that.

10 Jun, 2011


Thank you Bamboo the whole bush is not doing it, just ~10% of the flowers. So I'm to assume its the frost?

10 Jun, 2011


Sometimes high heat or excess nitrogen will also cause that.

10 Jun, 2011


Its any form of damage, so could be frost or even the hot weather in April. It'll pass.

11 Jun, 2011

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