climbing roses are rooting with my other roses
Hello , I live in zone 5 . We purchases our house 6 years ago , there was a climbing rose that I removed . I planted other compact roses ( hybrid tea)and now my sterling rose looks like the climbing rose I removed. It has even bloomed red ( the color of the climber) .I have other roses that I do not want this to happen to. What do I do?
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Roses will not convert to a different variety. However, it's possible that your Sterling rose sent up a shoot from the below the graft union. The rootstock of hybrid tea roses is often a vigorously growing variety that could resemble a climber. Check the source of the long shoot. If it comes from below the graft union (or below ground) cut it off completely.

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