tea roses have changed
"My tea roses did really well for a couple of years. 1st year we had a drought. I did water them regularly, and then we had the ice storm here in Missouri. so when my tea roses came to life this spring they have a wild rose look about them; no flowers just long viney things. should I just dig them up and replace them? why did they do this? there are 8 of them. thanks Mary"
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It sounds like your roses were grafted types--flowering roses grafted to tougher roots. I would get rid of your curent roses and purchase several of the newer varieties--they are tough, disease resistant, fragrant and altogether simply wonderful--easy care and very productive. 'Carefree' is my favorite group of rose varieties.

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