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ChicagoKristy wrote: Would someone be so kind as to explain the difference between a tea rose and a standard bush? Is it the shape or the actual flower? Also, I have 3 roses, one a white bloom and bud, one a "drift" landscape rose, and one I have had for 2 years. The older one bloomed early, then had one stray rose a couple of weeks ago. Now it has funny brown spots around some of the leaves. The other 2 withered immediately and neither has any blooms. I treated them with Neem Oil, but am wondering if it is a soil problem? Missouri soil- quite clay-like, thought I amended it with tree and shrub soil when I planted. Any suggestions?