Buff Beauty color

toriree(5)May 17, 2011

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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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

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?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 2:19PM
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rosefolly

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?

Rosefolly

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 3:04PM
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Campanula UK Z8

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

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 6:08PM
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