What's that, you say?
|Fasciation on rose bush|
I had something wrong with one of my rose bushes. Something very, very wrong. Something odd. Something that got me worried. I was almost in tears, wondering if this was something that might also affect my other roses. So, I asked the experts on Gardenweb.
And the answer I got back from michaelg was:
Fasciation! I had heard of fasciation in plants, but never seen it in my garden. I was so relieved that it was not something much worse (or something I had caused!).
|Thought you might want to see something pretty after that horrifying picture!|
This is from last summer.
I did some reading on fasciation in plants, and this is what I found:
It can be caused by damage from weather, insects, or pests. Most of the time it is temporary, but some new varieties of plants have been introduced from fasciated plants. Although it has been known to affect numerous types of plants, it is a fairly rare occurrence.
Whew! That's a relief! I'd hate to see that on my roses again!
But at least from now on I'll know what it is!
Fascinating fasciation - has this ever happened in your garden?