Disease on Rose

Asked January 31, 2016, 9:04 AM EST

Hi This little rose has been showing whitish leaves and very small crawling beings for some time now. I also notice some webs around the plant. I have tried several pesticides without any luck. Thanks!

Outside United States

1 Response

It sounds like you might have two problems: rose leafhopper and/or spider mites.

Both are difficult to control by spraying the tops of the leaves, because they occur on the undersides of the leaves. Here is some more information, including management options:

http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/plant_pests/flowers/hgic2107.html