Friday, May 28, 2010

Knockout Roses -- Yes They Can Have Problems!

Here at the Pulaski Co Extension office we have about 5 pink single Knockout roses and 5 double Knockouts planted. Last year I saw this problem and stupidly did not remove the plants. This year, the problem is here again!

This is called rose rosette virus. It is incurable and terminal. It's best to remove affected plants to protect others from getting the virus. It is transferred via mites.

Sorry plants, but y'all are outta our garden!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have this problem with my knockout rose bushes - I didn't know what was causing it. I hate to remove my plants but if there is no other way to control this, then I suppose I have to.