Carolina Rose Characteristics
Carolina Rose are showy shrubs that attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Roses need proper care to thrive in the Pittsburgh climate. Though these plants can survive in light shade, the best disease resistance and flowering occurs in full sun. Good air circulation and watering directly onto the soil is the best way to prevent mold, mildews, and fungi.
Some of the diseases or insect visitors can include black spot, powdery mildew, rust, rose rosette, beetles, borders, scale, and spider mites. The regular summer rains of Pittsburgh encourage disease growth. It is recommended to regularly treat with insecticides and fungicides regularly throughout summer.