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Mini rose. Has anyone seen this?

Posted by 2tolerable none (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 22, 13 at 17:50

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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RE: Mini rose. Has anyone seen this?

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 23, 13 at 19:46

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.

RE: Mini rose. Has anyone seen this?

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

RE: Mini rose. Has anyone seen this?

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.

RE: Mini rose. Has anyone seen this?

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

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