Rose winter damge

Asked April 24, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

One of my hybrid tea roses seems to have been severely damaged by this past winter. All the branches seem to be dead. However, since the weather has warmed a bit, growth is occurring directly from the root joint right where it just breaks through the soil. Is this the rose reviving or is it likely to be growth from root stock which may in fact be a different variety of rose?

New Castle County Delaware

1 Response

Only time will tell. It seems that the buds are near the graft union and it is difficult to tell wether it is scion or under stock. Flowers will be the proof of the pudding. Best to wait it out.