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Mr Lincoln planted in Miracle grow garden soil and probably overwatered. This is one of 2 with these symptomatic leaves, of 7 total, the others are looking normal. Is this to be expected of the others as they grow in or is this the beginning of problems? Mind that I have planted near a well used garden and I worry that some lingering nasties in the soil were lurking. Thus the garden soil to give them a head start hopefully.
 
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I would remove the straw mulch. It could be suffering from too much humidity.
You can call me the humidity kid. We have had almost 8" in the last 2-3 weeks. And this clay does not percolate well, taking most of a day to drain a heavy rain. That came on top of my watering them in frequently after planting.
 
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That does look like mosaic virus. If so, it can spread to your other roses, so be careful with pruning shears and any other tools you use on or around your roses. It may or may not affect the blooms. If it does cause malformed blossoms, I'd get rid of the sick roses and not plant another rose in that spot.
 
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I don't think its a mineral deficiency nor a fungal problem. Very unlikely to be weather related. Not the symptoms for a water issue. That leaves a virus and the pictures show what appears to be a mosiac virus. And since there is no cure all you can do is remove the plant. I wouldn't take the chance of keeping it as the virus is wind spread and can go into vegetables easily.
 
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I think this rose will recover and doesn't have a disease as such. Roses need air circulation and bare soil around them to help keep them clear of pests and diseases. In Britain roses are generally grown in bare soil and rarely under planted with other plants.

I would completely clear the ground around this rose to at least the same area of it's stem spread above to allow air to circulate. Once that's done if the ground seems to be very wet then let it dry out. Roses should be watered at the base of the plant if tap water is used and not over the leaves. Once the ground is cleared I would give it a specialist rose food or perhaps sprinkle a good handful of blood, fish and bone around it's base then water that in lightly. It may also help the plant's recovery by using a rose fungicidal spray on the leaves.
 
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I think this rose will recover and doesn't have a disease as such. Roses need air circulation and bare soil around them to help keep them clear of pests and diseases. In Britain roses are generally grown in bare soil and rarely under planted with other plants.

I would completely clear the ground around this rose to at least the same area of it's stem spread above to allow air to circulate. Once that's done if the ground seems to be very wet then let it dry out. Roses should be watered at the base of the plant if tap water is used and not over the leaves. Once the ground is cleared I would give it a specialist rose food or perhaps sprinkle a good handful of blood, fish and bone around it's base then water that in lightly. It may also help the plant's recovery by using a rose fungicidal spray on the leaves.
Although I did not get to it today, I will take up the straw. I have used organic rose food and a systemic fungicide already. Watch and wait. Then pull the sick ones I guess.

@Chuck I read a paper where an academic effort was made to prove the virus was airborne. They could not do it. I will see if I can find it again. I hope not. I have enough pathogen pressure in this hot humid climate already.
 
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Although I did not get to it today, I will take up the straw. I have used organic rose food and a systemic fungicide already. Watch and wait. Then pull the sick ones I guess.

@Chuck I read a paper where an academic effort was made to prove the virus was airborne. They could not do it. I will see if I can find it again. I hope not. I have enough pathogen pressure in this hot humid climate already.
The information that I mentioned was from a source that I now consider unreliable. The following link should give you a little piece of mind. This should be a credible source.
http://www.gpbrs.org/articles/mosaicvirs.htm
 
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