WolfBard
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Location: NC

Dark and Light Colored Roses

We noticed something odd. The light colored rose bushes my mom planted seem to be doing really well. The dark ones don't seem to be doing so well. I have two Mister Lincolns I really want to revive (they mark my first dog's grave, and the Mister Lincolns are significant to her life, weird story). Any thoughts on it? I know the NC clay is tough, but I didn't think it would make a difference on the different colored roses.

Newt
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I'm not sure what you mean when you say that aren't doing really well, but I suspect they aren't blooming as much as you'd like. I would think it be the class of rose and it's parents that would determine how it performs for you. I don't know that much about roses, but I found this about Mister Lincoln, which is a hybrid tea. That could be why it's not doing well.

https://www.everyrose.com/EveryRose.lasso?-database=RoseDatabase.fp3&-layout=detail&-response=%2feveryrose%2froses%2fdetail.lasso&-recordID=34663&-search

https://www.helpmefind.com/rose/pl.php?n=2104

https://www.rdrop.com/~paul/hybridteas/index.html

Newt

WolfBard
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Not just blooms. The bushes aren't growing to the size of the others, and they have dead parts to them.

I was out looking at the Mister Lincolns today. Mom keeps saying they're fine, but I think they're dead. All of our bushes have leaves now, these two do not. They're smaller than they should be and now they are colored strange, a sure sign of death in my eyes. If they don't come to life this summer, I'll get new and try again. I think it is important for them to be where they are, for mom's sake.

JPIXI
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Hello WolfBard,

Mr Lincoln is exceptionally sensitive to the soil temperature and they hate drought. To defend them from catching diseases which a lot of dark colors roses do too, you have to mulch them properly. By mulching them, you reduce the chances of watering them too much and keeping the soil temperature cool.

Besides, roses do not prefer clay soil, especially hybride. I suggestst you to get some "rootsgrow" products, that contains Mycorrhizal fungus which helps the plant to establish much more root structure. Giving a few couple spoon of Epsom salt will add to the help too if you do not have the rootsgrow but do not add both as Espom salt will kill the Mycorrhizal fungus instantly.

Hope it helps.

Amitié,
Pixi

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