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Both of my roses have Rose Rosette Disease

4 years ago

I am feeling sad. Both of my roses (Queen of Sweden and John Clare) have Rose Rosette Disease. I didn't even know what it was until two days ago. The Queen of Sweden flowered beautifully in the Spring. It was covered with roses and looked totally healthy. It bloomed again but the flowers are all deformed (rosettes) and the stems have the witch's broom formation. The John Clare is similar,

I am going to be cutting them back to the ground this week. I hope I can get the roots out. I am not going to plant new roses. I am 70 years old and don't want to deal with it possibly happening again.

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