Rose Care for hybrid tea

Marty DeHart explains how to plant, prune and care for hybrid tea and grandiflora roses. She shares her preferred fertilizer and application information. Marty also discusses the diseases and pests that these roses are susceptible to and how to manage it effectively.

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  1. Fertilize the rose at the time of planting, and again after every flush of blooms.
  2. The ultimate goal of rose pruning is to maintain a 'V' formation between several, evenly spaced major canes that sprout from the ground.
  3. Mills Magic Rose Mix contains alfalfa meal, fishmeal, cottonseed meal, blood meal, steamed bone meal and activated biosolids.
  4. Rose rosette disease is a condition that causes roses to grow strangely deformed stems, leaves, and flowers.
  5. 3 in 1 rose spray contains insecticide, fungicide, and miticide. It can be used in organic gardening.
  6. The larvae of the adult rose sawfly eat rose bush leaves. They can be as much as 3/4" long. They are olive in color with a head of orangey-brown.
  7. Spinosad is a natural substance made by a soil bacterium that can be toxic to insects. The active ingredients in insecticidal soap are potassium salts of fatty acids. It kills soft-bodied garden pests such as aphids on contact.

Marty DeHart

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