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Bare canes on rose bush??

Is there anything I can do to encourage leave growth on my Sugar Moon rose bush?
I've already pruned, added fertilizers, and new soil on top. I do spray for disease regularly too. It had a rough season last spring through fall with blackspot, but all that's cut off and pruned. I live in Florida, so its already put out a couple of roses regardless, but I know the leaves are important. All my other bushes are flourishing right now with glossy leaves, and buds. Mr. Lincoln has put forth some gorgeous, fragrant blooms already. Mind you, they all suffered terrible blackspot and have recovered.
So what can I do for Sugar Moon? She looks terrible ☹
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Re: Bare canes on rose bush??

Not much you can do to encourage leaf growth. It has to do its own thing. Don't over do with high nitrogen fertilizers or you will just get foliage not blooms.

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Re: Bare canes on rose bush??

This might sound really crazy but it works.....coffee grounds. This works for my gardenias too.
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Re: Bare canes on rose bush??

Stop fertilizing. No more. Not for a month or more. I can assure you that you are creating imbalance in the soil nutrients it needs to recover from recent trauma and all that pruning. It will leaf if you just let Nature manage it. 

 

You have nothing to lose following this advice. It’s not leafing now, for all your efforts. Stop working on it and see what happens. It will leaf.

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Re: Bare canes on rose bush??

Thanks everyone!!
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Re: Bare canes on rose bush??

@Dazlin.  I noticed my rose bush has just busted out with new growth the past couple of days.  Has yours done anything yet?

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