Mini rose. Has anyone seen this?

2tolerableOctober 22, 2013

My son sent me this picture of a miniature rose plant he is growing. Has anyone seen this? Or know what causes it?

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seil zone 6b MI

It's called a vegetative center. It's not a big problem. Sometimes over fertilization can cause it and there are some roses that are more prone to it than others. I've actually had a rose grow another bloom from the center of the first bloom. It looks weird but it won't hurt the rose. The next blooms should be fine.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 7:46PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Seil nailed it. Also called "proliferation" if you are searching the web.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 12:35PM
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Ronn Bonites

I've had those on one of my minis before. It was really hot that summer when it had proliferation but I didn't know the actual cause. I kinda like it though. Reminds me of viridiflora on a smaller scale. The only bad thing is I can't pollinate nor collect any pollen when it happens since the all the reproductive parts transformed.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2013 at 9:58AM
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dan_keil_cr Keil(Illinois z5)

Sometimes you see this in the spring when the bushes are growing fast. I even had a two headed bloom once. Just cut it back and it will produce a nice bloom the next time

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 1:22PM
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