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Julie Howell via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by jhowell from tcboe.org)
Tue Mar 13 11:55:59 EST 2007

I hope you have better luck with the waxed rose bushes than I. I know the wax is suppose to flake off, but in our southern sun it melts and the canes often turn black and die. I think the wax must get too hot and burn the bush. I have much better luck with roses that don't have the wax. The ones that are waxed also have a greater rate of disease. I have been growing roses for 30+ years and have grown about 75 varieties. I wish there was a better way than the wax.

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