One of the common ailments for rose bushes is black spot on the leaves. This is a guide about treating black spots on rose bushes.
I have noticed black spot on some of my roses. What do you suggest?
Try 1 cup of cornmeal to 1 quart of water. Set for one hour and spray roses.
In rose care the best thing is a systemic feed that also has properties against black spot. After care, the best thing is a commercially produced and carefully applied fungicide labelled specifically for black spot.
Once you get rid of the black spot, be careful to avoid reintroducing conditions favourable to its development-don't water close to or after dark; keep the center of the plant open with proper pruning; space new bushes proper distances apart; and disinfect your pruning tools between cuts, not just plants.
Feed with one of the systemics to keep a beautiful and healthy plant.
What can be done about roses that have extreme black leaf?
By Paula H.
I was having problems growing roses, so I went to a class. the most important thing I learned was to make sure I never water the leaves. Since I started only hand watering the rose bushes from the bottom, they are doing great! I also keep lots of composted soil around them, covered with mulch and then I do not even need to fertilize them at all.