for Healthier Plants
have the reputation of being very hard to grow in
Florida. The basics of rose care are: water,
fertilize, treat for insects and diseases, and prune.
For beautiful roses throughout the year, follow these
the best show of roses, water frequently throughout the
summer. To discourage black spot, mildew and fungus,
water in the morning and avoid wetting the leaves.
the spring and fall, water your roses twice a week with
up to 1" of water. In hot summer weather, water
twice a week with up to 2" of water.
monthly throughout August with a fertilizer formulated
weekly with Funginex or Immunox to control powdery
mildew and black spot. To rid your roses of insects, use
a systemic rose care product such as Malathion, Orthenex,
spraying for insects and disease, be sure to coat the
undersides of the leaves, since many if the diseases and
insects that infest roses live there.
hours of sun a day helps your roses stay healthy.
Morning sun is best because it dries the dew off the
leaves, helping to prevent fungus diseases.
flowers cut to encourage renewed flowering on hybrid tea
and floribunda roses. Remove spent rose blooms or trim
fresh fresh rose blooms for display by pruning 1/4"
above a branch with a cluster of five leaves. Cut at a