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Spraying Roses

Spraying is important to the survival of your roses. To handle potential diseases and pests, reference the guidelines below to know what you should spray, and when you should use it.

NOTE: This is part 9 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow roses, we recommend starting from the beginning.

Before you begin, read and follow all instructions on labels.

When To Spray

At the First Sign of:

  • Bonide® Copper Fungicide Spray or Dust for anthracnose, black spot, downy and powdery mildews, leaf spot and stem canker.
  • Bonide® Fruit Tree Spray for aphids, scales, black spot and more.
  • Bonide® Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Spray for aphids, scales, black spot, powdery mildew, rust, spider mites, leafhoppers, thrips, leaf spot and rose slugs.
  • Bonide® Borer-Miner Killer for aphids, scale insects, spider mites, thrips and more.
  • Ferti-lome® Fire Blight Spray for crown gall.
  • Bonide® Captan Fruit & Ornamental for black spot and botrytis blight.
  • Serenade® Garden Disease Control for black spot, powdery mildew, rust, anthracnose, botrytis blight, downy mildew and leaf spot.
  • GardenTech® Sevin® Concentrate Bug Killer for aphids and scale insects.
  • Bayer Advanced™ Complete Insect Killer for aphids and scale insects.
  • Bonide® Systemic Rose & Flower Care for aphids, leafhoppers, thrips, scales and more.

Spring Bud Break (New Growth)

  • Bonide® Fung-onil™ Fungicide for black spot, anthracnose, botrytis blight and leaf spot.

Green Tip (through the delayed dormant stages)

  • Bonide® All Seasons® Horticultural & Dormant Spray Oil for scale insects, certain aphids and gall.
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