Rose diseased?

Asked August 30, 2019, 8:31 AM EDT

I recently bought roses for my garden. Some shoots appear normal but others have extra thorns. Is that normal? Do I have rossette disease already?

Johnson County Iowa roses

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Your plant appears to have the virus, described in this Iowa Extension article: https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/rose-rosette I suggest you use the information referenced in the article to get a diagnosis and further advice. You can also contact your county office: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/johnson/ Good luck!