vine growing from rosebush

i have a rose bush that has a long vine growing from the bottom. it seems to have the same leaves as the rose, but smaller. it also has thorns. it has remained viney and is now growing up a trellis. is this a sucker or not? i live in saint petersburg, florida

Submitted by amcgramma3376290

Hi! Thanks for writing. It sounds like your rose may have a sucker coming from below the graft. If this is the case, it won't grow or bloom the same as the rose you purchased. I advise cutting off this shoot as far back as you can.

Answered by CostaFarms