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Q.My Rose Changed Color And Lost Its Fragrance

Zone 5b | Anonymous added on May 26, 2022 | Answered

We had an extremely cold spell (-15 degrees) for several days this winter and a late snow in April. My Queen Elizabeth rose died back. We had to cut it back to about 2 feet tall. It just bloomed and the blooms are a lighter pink and it has lost all its fragrance. Will the fragrance come back? will the color deepen as the plant ages?

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Answered on May 27, 2022

When environmental conditions improve, it should revert back to its typical color, bloom size, etc. Here in Texas, that can happen a lot during our long hot summers. It seems to be more common in roses with bi-color blooms here.

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