Rose Mosaic (Mottle) Virus

Q: Can you look at the pictures of my rose plants and suggest if they have rose rosette virus or something else? Each picture is of a different plant.

A: Good news: I don’t think it is rose rosette virus

Bad news: it looks like rose mosaic virus

Good news: you don’t need to destroy the plant immediately

Bad news: You need to do it sometime

The mottled appearance of your rose leaves looks like other plants’ virus symptoms and I don’t see the characteristic thorniness and red stems of rose rosette virus.

Examine these photos: Mosaic Viruses of Roses

Readers: email me if you disagree

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