Is There A Rosarian In The House?
My ‘Westerland’ rose is not well. This rose grows up one side of the arbor leading into our back garden. I’ve read you can train it as a climber, even though it is not normally considered one.
I ordered this rose from Heirloom Roses in Oregon because I loved the apricot color of the blooms.
However, many of the leaves are discolored between the veins. Gradually the leaves curl and die from the edges inwards.
Also, while some of the flowers and buds look healthy, others seem stunted.
Even the stems seem abnormal in places, with narrow, elongated thorns.
I tried using What’s Wrong With My Plant, by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth to make a diagnosis. I’ve found this book helpful in some other situations, but it didn’t really clarify things regarding ‘Westerland’.
I am particularly concerned because I have a healthy ‘Darlow’s Enigma’ growing on the other side of this arbor. I do not want ‘Westerland’s’ illness to infect DE.
Can any rose experts out there tell me if this ‘Westerland’ can be saved? I would be very appreciative.