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Petals have brown edges?

Last post 01-19-2011 2:09 PM by Anonymous. 1 replies.
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  • 06-20-2010 6:05 PM

    • Trisha
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    Petals have brown edges?

     Hello.  I am basically a rose novice but I have planted several plants around my yard.  They appear to be growing well and are pretty healthy but every other bloom or so I have noticed that - when the buds begin to open and as they flower - the petals develop a thin dark brown edge along the outside.  This is especially true on my white roses and my pink/cream roses.  I was wondering if there was something I should be or could be doing for them to prevent this (ugly)?  I'm in Northwest Oklahoma (to maybe give you some idea of the weather/water conditions).  The roses are absolutely beautiful when this does not happen but when it does I see the ugly brown edgesfor the entire bloom cycle.  Any help or information would be greatly appreciated!

  • 01-19-2011 2:09 PM In reply to

    Re: Petals have brown edges?

    I'm quite new to it all too, Trisha, and had that "browning effect" not too long ago. Was yours already before the blooming even started? Ive heard from several people that thrips could be the cause of this. What you can do to test this out is to shake a bloom over a piece of white paper and see if anything falls out that crawls. I hadn't had a chance to try this out back then since I heard about it after the fact but its definitely a good thing to know to test for if the brown edges occur again.

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