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inside of bud's petals Browning?

Posted by minibot z9bNorCA Sz16 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 23, 05 at 16:42

Heya, I've had problems with certain single petals in the center of my Scentsational going brown, not all of them just a couple inside ones. It's potted in about a 10" pot, and has been that way for two months. Unfortunately I don't know if I used the Osmocote on it, because I potted them all up the same day, and I forgot with a couple, and didn't mark them.

I'm new to growing roses and wondered if there was a reason for it? I have sprayed them with greenlight's rose spray for pests. I can't tell what the problem might be. They've had enough water and they look healthy otherwise. The blossoms are also shattering really fast and not quite opening fully. Is it all of the rain?

thanks for your advice!


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RE: inside of bud's petals Browning?

  • Posted by Maryl Z7 Okla. (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 23, 05 at 18:06

Are the petals totally brown? If so then it could be rain (or too much water). Thrips will turn inside petals tan as they feed, but it is unusual for thrips damage to be confined to just one or two petals inside the center, especially if the entire petal is brown.

RE: inside of bud's petals Browning?

It's like random petals on the inside and I'm trying to remember if it was the whole petal, but I think it was partial petals in a vertical kind of occurance. ie one whole side of the petal is brown, like it has rotted, but the rest is just kind of weak and blows easily. I'm guessing too much water...maybe I need to raise the pots so the water drains better?


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