Sick Rose?

JoshTx(8a)December 21, 2013

My 'Ambridge Rose' is looking shockingly awful considering my bands are chugging along. I can't seem to figure out what I did wrong. SOS?


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porkpal zone 9 Tx

Could it be frost damage?

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 11:49PM
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nikthegreek(9b/10a E of Athens, Greece)

This looks like 'burn' to me. Either from an ice episode or, less probably, from very hot dry wind and strong sun. Second explanation, some sort of salt damage maybe from wrongly applied fertilizer. I've also seen this happening when a pet decides to use a plant as a toilet...

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 1:56AM
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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

I would guess a mistake with fertilizer. Flush out the soil with extra water.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 10:21AM
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Kippy(SoCal zone 10. Sunset Zone 24)

Maybe Ambridge does not like either the fish emulsion or getting it on its leaves?

My Ambridge had similar thoughts on it, only plant that did not like the foliage feeding

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 12:02PM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

Ambridge Rose was terribly fussy here. I felt badly about that, but its foliage was always complaining about something or another, and much of the time, it rusted.


    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 12:08PM
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seil zone 6b MI

I don't know how cold you've been but that does look like frost damage to me. Every rose is different and some are more tender than others so don't try to compare them with each other or you'll drive yourself nuts. Just observe each one and learn what they like as individuals.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 2:02PM
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