Specks on my roses!

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  1. Imran Surti

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    Hi everyone,

    Just joined the forum. I recently discovered many tiny specks on my roses(images attached). Is this some sort of disease?

    Any help would be amazing.

    Thanks!!

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    Good evening @Imran Surti are you talking about the little black specs in the center of the Rose,if you are they look like the anthers. Once bees have done their work pollinating, the anthers lose most of the yellow color.and turn black,nothing to worry about my friend,:smile:
     
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    @wiseowl, No, he means the brown marks on the undersides of the petals in the first photo, I think.

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      Not the anthers, the many tiny brown dots on the petals, as Nick mentioned.

      Thanks
       
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        @Imran Surti I'm truly puzzled and intrigued by this, TBH mate. Tiny black spots on the foliage would indicate the beginning of black spot I think, which is a fungus. But this is on the flowers and the foliage on yours looks nice and healthy from the little I can see of it. Do you have no option but to keep them indoors? Perhaps it's an air circulation problem, that's all I can imagine.

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        Spot on.. foliage is fine, nothing out of the ordinary, even the newer blooms are okay. Just these older ones that have this issue.
        I guess I’ll try to keep them outside. Will keep this thread updated.
        Do you think it might be thrips?
        I don’t really see them on the leaves or anywhere.
        Hoping to get more inputs on this...

        Thanks
         
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          I’d put them outside, a drier atmosphere inside. It might not solve the issue, but a good place to start.
           
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            @Imran Surti No expert here, but I seriously doubt this is thrips due to the edges of the petals not appearing damaged. It would be more restricted to that area, I think. It may be something that is a particularity of the cultivar you have which appears on older flowers. Can you not actually plant them out? Are all the roses you have the same type and are all of them 'suffering' from this? Also, have you tried scraping the affected areas with your fingernail? Do the specks shift? Seems the specks are more distributed on the top but more concentrated on the undersides.

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            [USER]@Nikolaos [/USER] [USER]@Freddy [/USER] These are the only roses of this type and We live in an apartment so we can't really plant them outside. The most we can do is place them with their pot outside.

            Regarding the question about the movement of the specks, they haven't moved. scraping or rubbing on the area too does nothing. Like I said, the newer blooms do not suffer from this issue.

            The reason I was thinking its thrips is the dots, on second look, seem like tiny pits. Is that a characteristic of a thrip infection?

            Off topic question: How do you insert a mention eg: @User? Thanks

            Thanks guys.
             
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            @Imran Surti Simply type "@" and begin to type their name, the system will give a list of options for who you want to correspond with if there are similar ones.
             
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              @Imran Surti What Rose is it please and the age of it,I didn't realise they were kept inside but I have never seen this before all I can do is I shall make some enquiries to day with other Rosarians and get back to you :smile:
               
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                @Imran Surti @wiseowl Just a thought are the spots due to the ageing of the flower, the anthers are no longer yellow so have done their job; thus the petals are done with and just getting ready to fall off. Outside you would probably not notice, nor if the flower was not white.
                 
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                  @wiseowl not sure about the type and age, sorry. I got it from the Columbia st. Flower market. I keep it on a window so that it gets plenty of light.
                  Thank you so much.
                   
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                    @NigelJ ageing does seem to be the consensus so far. Will try to update the post with better close up pictures later.
                    Thanks
                     
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                    @Imran Surti my friend I have sent of some emails and will make some phone calls to day:smile:

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