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'Toulouse-Lautrec ®' rose Reviews & Comments
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Initial post 16 APR 05 by Unregistered Guest
My Toulouse-Lautrec have green growth in the center of them. None of the blooms presented any signs of this when I first purchased them. What can I do to prevent this?

Thanks Penny Brashears
Tucson, AZ
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 APR 05 by Lyn G
This phenomenon is called proliferation. It usually means the rose has been fed too much nitrogen. Some roses are heavy feeders and it's important to feed them properly for them to thrive. While, on the other hand, there are some roses that don't like heavy feedings. I found with my miniature rose, 'Heartbreaker', if I fed it every other time, the plant was healthier and had far more beautiful blooms. Other roses will show proliferation in theirjuvenile years and grow out of it. Many people have reported that 'Precious Dream' always shows proliferation in the first year.

So there are two possible answers to your question. The first is to feed the rose more lightly. The second is to give it time to grow out of this bloom habit.

Smiles,

Lyn
helpmefind.com
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