White Rose

White Rose

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Question: White rose

Hi, I have a white rose plant, but for some time the buds have turned white with pink hues. Point out that the plant is cultivated in pots and in separate pots there are other red rose plants ... How can I get the completely white roses back? Thanks.

Answer: White Rose

Dear Carlo,
unfortunately, rose flowers sometimes tend to be quite delicate; in particular some varieties of white-flowered roses tend to be damaged by various external causes, showing pink zoning, situated above all on the edge of the petals. This type of problem occurs in case of intense cold or late frost, but also in the case of very strong insolation. It also happens that sometimes the white flowers get stained because they are bathed in water during watering. Try to place the shrub in a partially shaded place, with the sun only in the early hours of the morning; or try to water the soil and not the plants, or avoid watering the plants when the sun is still in the sky, and rather watering late at night or early in the morning. Sometimes the rosebuds are also colored when they are eaten by beetles, right in the area where the insect cuts the petal with its mouth. Some varieties of rose have a greater tendency to become pink than the others; it depends a little on the actual color of the petals. For example, 3Aspirin roses are white, and tend to remain white even if subjected to any adversity. Other roses, on the other hand, are cream-colored, that is, a white is not exactly candid, these roses tend more often to turn to light pink, or flesh-pink, if they receive too much sun, or cold. The variety, for example, "Blanchefleur" (an English rose) tends to have pinkish buds, and occasionally shows the edges of a light pink color.