Drooping rose flowers
"What causes rosebuds to droop? I have several hybrid tea roses, and every year some of them wilt and droop without opening."
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 Your hybrid teas may be attacked by rose midges. The adult is a fly, but it's the feeding of the larvae that causes the flower buds to darken, shrivel, and droop. New leaves may also be affected. The larvae may still be in affected bud and leaf tissue, so prune out and destroy affected parts. Systemic insecticides may also be used to prevent rose midges from becoming a severe problem.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors