Dealing With Rose Diseases

A rose garden can be a nice to plant, grow, and look at. It is a nice garden for you, your family, and house guests to admire. However, rose diseases can out a damper on this nice garden. Of course you will want to take the proper precautions for keeping your rose garden healthy.

To help keep your rose garden healthy and alive, here is a list of various diseases, as well as a few tips for dealing with rose diseases.

Black Spots On The Leaves.
There is a disease is known as “Black Spot”. You will see circular black spots with fringed edges appear on the leaves. The leaves will then turn yellow. If this happens remove the infected leaves and pick up any fallen leaves around the rose. You can also prevent or treat this type of rose disease with an artificial spray.

Stunted or Malformed Young Canes.
This rose disease is known as powdery mildew. It is a fungal rose disease that covers the leaves, buds, and stems with wind spread white powder. The powder from this disease will make the leaves turn purple and curl. To treat this rose disease, spray it with Benomyl or Funginex.

Blistered Underside of Leaves.
This is the third on this list of rose diseases, and it is known as rust. It starts off with orange-red blisters and in the fall, they turn black. This rose disease can survive through-out the winter, ready to attack the new buds in the spring. To treat this disease, collect and throw away the infected leaves in the fall. Then spray a Benomyl or Funginex every seven to ten days.

Malformed or Stunted Leaves and Flowers.
This rose disease is actually caused by spider mites. On the underside of the leaves, you can find tiny red, yellow, and green spiders sucking the juice out of the leaves. You can treat this by applying an application of Isotox or Orthene.

Weak and Mottled Leaves With Tiny White Webs Under Them.
This rose disease is caused by aphids. Aphids are small soft-blooded insects. They are usually red, brown, or green and are often found bunched up under the flower buds and leaves. These little insects suck the plant juices from the tender flower buds. If you want to help these roses survive this attack, then try a malathion or diazinon spray.

Flowers That Don’t Open Or Are Deformed When They Open.
This could be causes by thrips, which are slender bugs that are brown-yellow and fringed wings. These insects also suck juices from the flower buds. To treat this problem, cut off and dispose the infested flowers. Then try applying Orthene and malathion on it.

This list of diseases, problems, and tips can help you with preventing, treating, and dealing with rose diseases. In addition to treating them, you need to also provide them with enough fertilizer to grow into healthy bushes. By taking care of them and protecting them, you will have a beautiful rose garden to grow and show off.
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