Sue Sanderson

Sue Sanderson – our horticulturist expert

Sue Says
This sounds like “proliferation” – the flower stem is growing through the centre of an existing flower. In time you may get a new flower from these shoots. This can be caused by early bud damage either by frost or insects. It’s nothing to worry about – if you don’t like the look of it you can simply remove the flower! However, if you do find that your flowers are repeatedly affected by this, your rose may have a virus, in which case it is best to remove and destroy the plant.

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