Gardening Tips : How to Cure Fungus on Roses

The number one cause of fungal disease on roses is over watering, and to cure fungus on roses, spray the plant with milk. Detect fungus on roses by identifying black spots and yellow leaves using in this free video on gardening from the owner of a landscaping company.

Expert: Bill Elzey
Bio: Bill Elzey is the owner and manager of Showplace Lawns in Austin, Texas.
Filmmaker: Todd Green

26 Replies to “Gardening Tips : How to Cure Fungus on Roses”

  1. Just realised my three roses branches are all covered with white stuff, just learnt that is a rose disease called fungal, I thought it was attacking by bugs, I have been using a wrong spray!! ????Is it to late to use the milk mixture treatment?

  2. Thank you so much for this. I could listen to you teach gardening all day. I'm trying this tomorrow.

  3. I don't need a gallon of spray, especially milk, how to keep it? It's going to go bad. Anywhoo, the ratio is pretty simple to make smaller amounts.
    15 : 120 = 1 : 8
    So, an ounce of milk to 8 ounces of water.

  4. I used this milk recipe last year on my Don Juan rose bush and it worked great. Now that spring has come again bringing many rainy days, I'll be doing a milk spray again soon. Thank you 🙂

  5. Wonderful tip. Very well explained with a good and clear way of talking. Thank you so much.

  6. Thank you so much for this helpful info. I've been watering my roses daily in this hot weather so i'll hold back now also I've just sprayed them with the milk and water mixture. Hopefully i'll do better at taking care of them now. 🙂

  7. Brown spots on roses & amarayllis fungus?,to much rain? What can I do for treatment

  8. Thank you! I have a few questions:
    – I'm guessing we should keep the 15 ounces milk + 120 ounces water – spray in the refrigerator? What do you suggest?
    – When is the best time to pray the roses? Morning – before the sun fully comes out? Same day or different day from watering roses?

    Thank you!

  9. The fungus on my roses is a thick layer of greenish gray fuzzy build-up on the branches. I live in Florida and we had a wet winter.

  10. My mistake was over watering, I'll try this advice for the fungus I gave my roses. Thanks alot…

  11. Thanks for sharing Bill. I have used your tips since last year. 🙂 I usually cut off the fungus leaves, place in a paper bag and throw in the trash to eliminate the spread of fungus. Also remember to clean your pruning tool so you do not spread fungus to other bushes.

  12. It has rained 20" in the last MONTH here lol my roses are fucked and i live in Dallas Texas.

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