Roses deformed and shrunken-Chilli Thrips?!
So for about 2 months now all of my roses have shrunken deformed leaves, especially on the new growth. Also the buds have brown blotches on them. I have done some research and determined that chilli thrips are the likely cause of the damage. I have a greenlight product on the way to help kill the thrips.
I went to Lowes the other day and noticed the same symptoms on their roses. I also just got back from Epcot and yikes they seem to have them there too!
Is this a new rose epidemic in central Florida? Anyone else experienced this?