Spots on rose leaves

Asked July 29, 2018, 12:29 AM EDT

I planted a rose about a month ago and just noticed lighter green rings on some of the lower leaves. Can you tell me what it is and how I should treat the plant? Thank you, Candy Smith

Clackamas County Oregon roses

2 Responses

Thanks for your question, Candy. I believe your rose plant has a mosaic virus you can read about here: http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/plantclinic/documents/rose-mosaic-virus-_od-9__final.pdf One of those interesting no cause, no harm, no cure issues. Hope this is helpful. Good luck!

Here’s another article on the subject: http://entoweb.okstate.edu/ddd/diseases/rosemosaic.htm