Asked on Jan 22, 2018

When my roses bloom the blooms are much smaller than before. why?

by Susanne
  6 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 22, 2018


    Click below to read an article that explains various reasons why that might happen. Wishing you the best.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jan 22, 2018

    They are lacking in certain nutrition. I feed mine banana peels and there is no end to the blooms I get. My neighbors stop and ask me how I get so many blooms all summer long. I have also been known to blend egg shells, coffee grounds, and banana peels in the blender once a year with a little water to pour at their base also. Most the time when we have bananas, I save the peels and just put them at the base of the bush behind them. Be sure they get a good drenching of water once a week at least and more in hot summer days. Hope this helps.

  • Rhonda Semore McGowan Rhonda Semore McGowan on Jan 22, 2018

    Spray your plants with a mixture of water and Epsom salt. Don't forget to spray under the leaves too. A couple heaping tablespoons to one regular size spray bottle. I wouldn't spray them while in direct sunlight, but my bf does and he's never had scorched leaves. I'm not that lucky though.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 23, 2018

    Depending on the type of rose, if you don't prune heavy enough then the roses will come back a bit smaller.

  • I use Miracle Grow every year and my roses flourish, large blooms and I don't have a green thumb at all.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 02, 2023

    Sounds like they are reacting to the heat. Blooms do become smaller when stressed by heat.