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Rose Buds Turned Brown and Never Opened

My rose bush is producing lots of buds.  Many of the buds turn brown and never fully open.  What can I do to fix this problem?

Botrytis blight is the culprit.  It is most common on white and pink roses during wet weather.  Sanitation is your best control.  Remove and dispose of any dead canes and infected buds as soon as they appear.  Continue regular deadheading of all faded flowers to help reduce the risk of infection.   This and a change in the weather are often enough to keep the problem under control.  If the problem gets worse or you wish to control use a fungicide labeled for disease control on roses.  Consider some of the more eco-friendly products.  And as always read and follow label directions carefully.

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