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New to roses ... is this blackspot?

Posted by natal Louisiana 8b (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 22, 10 at 13:13

Getting ready to plant my Climbing Pinkies tomorrow. I noticed these spots on one of the plants the day they arrived. I took pics and emailed Antique Rose Emporium asking what they were, but two days later I still haven't received a reply. Hoping one of you can tell me what they are. Thanks for any help!

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RE: New to roses ... is this blackspot?

Natal, it sure looks like blackspot to me. pick off all the affected leaves and put them in the garbage, spray the plants with a fungicide before planting.


RE: New to roses ... is this blackspot?

Yes, but not enough to worry about. This is a disease-resistant rose, but that does not mean disease-free. When I grew Cl. Pinkie, she got some blackspot the first year or so, but after she was well established, she was clean.

You can pick off the affected leaves, but I don't think a little blackspot warrants spraying a fungicide.

RE: New to roses ... is this blackspot?

  • Posted by natal Louisiana 8b (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 22, 10 at 17:41

Spazzycat, you're exactly right! I called ARE and spoke to one of the growers. He told me the same thing.

Annette, I did pick off the leaves, but won't be spraying.

Thanks for the quick responses!

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