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Diseases in Roses

Although roses are a hardy group of plants they can suffer from a number of diseases. Some varieties are more resistant to diseases than others, however with proper planting many problems can be eliminated. If you can identify the disease you can find a number of treatments to prevent or sole the problems.

Some of the most important ways of preventing diseases in all roses are :

  • Good air flow, this helps dry out the foliage after rain and prevent fungal diseases.
  • Good drainage, this helps prevent root damage
  • Cleaning up any dropped foliage and after pruning, again this helps prevent disease.
  • Healthy soil and appropriate fertilizer, these promote strong growth and healthy plants.
  • Good sun every day, again this is a major factor in healthy growth and preventing many fungal diseases.


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