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Name: Rolando Armentero
Miami, Florida, USA (Zone 10b)
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Roly0217
Feb 26, 2013 12:52 PM CST
Hello everyone !!! I am just starting to get an understanding of how to properly care for these beauties. Had purchased over 30 and killed them all. Right now I've got 2 doing pretty well. I favor the Hybrid Tea as well as the English Roses but couldn't pass on this beautiful Drift rose. It's a cross between a full size ground cover and a miniature. I've got Drift Apricot and the my beautiful Blue Girl
.Thumb of 2013-02-26/Roly0217/e9a076 Apricot Drift
Thumb of 2013-02-26/Roly0217/8da9ed Blue Girl
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Feb 26, 2013 1:08 PM CST
ooh, someone after my own heart with that BlueGirl! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Roly - Welcome to one of the smelliest & wonderful addictions ever.. roses! They're like Lays Potato Chips, can't have just one! And I can't even begin to count how many roses I've killed! If you let us know what kind of growing conditions you have, we can overload you with helpful & sometimes not-so-helpful info on how to grow your new hobby!
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Paul2032
Feb 26, 2013 1:16 PM CST
Welcome Roly....I see from your profile that you live in zone 10b.........I'm in 5b but I'm certain there are those in zones nearer to yours that can help. We all love to answer questions and then you have to decide if that info applies to you are not. Go back and look at the articles from rose week which was a couple of weeks ago.......
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Feb 26, 2013 1:24 PM CST
Glad to have you join us Roly! I too have killed a number roses in my enthusiasm to grow many that required more care than I gave them. I have a hot humid climate and do best with the Old Garden Roses. I also grow a number of English roses successfully and have Apricot Drift in a container.
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Name: Rolando Armentero
Miami, Florida, USA (Zone 10b)
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Roly0217
Feb 26, 2013 1:47 PM CST
Thank you all for your warm welcoming messages. I too grow the Apricot Drift in a container. In fact they are both in containers. Don't want to put them in the ground since we might be purchasing a home soon and I don't want to stress them out with the move and also because I've read that the nematodes would attach the root system yet I keep seeing beautiful plants growing around the neighborhoods. Smiling
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 27, 2013 1:53 AM CST

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If you're talking about root knot nematodes, then you probably live in Florida. You can continue to grow your roses in containers without fearing nematode damage as long as you make sure none of your garden soil ever gets into those containers. For planting in the ground, you'll need roses grafted onto Fortuniana rootstock. The nematodes are a terrible problem for roses in Florida, and they especially love own-root roses. Own-root roses probably will die the first year they're in the ground. Roses grafted onto Dr. Huey will live three years or so. Roses grafted onto Fortuniana will live in the ground virtually forever without any problem. The beautiful plants you see in the neighborhoods probably are grafted onto Fortuniana rootstock.
Name: Rolando Armentero
Miami, Florida, USA (Zone 10b)
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Roly0217
Feb 27, 2013 2:36 PM CST
Hello zuzu !!! I am indeed in Florida, to be more specific South Florida in the beautiful yet overcrowded city of Miami...LOL. Can't wait to move somewhere to the countryside. I read about Fortuniana rootstock but they are soo much more expensive and they don't have all of the plants that I like. I honestly like them all except maybe for the Knock Out series. I'm more partial to the David Austin's and then Hybrid Teas. Haven't seen the David Austin's as grafted onto Fortuniana. Is there a verdor or vendors that specialize on grafted roses ?? Confused Confused
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Feb 27, 2013 2:53 PM CST
Zuzu - Palatine ships roses grafted on multiflora .. would those work with Mr. Roly's nematodes? I had to look up what a nematode is.. another problem I don't have thankfully.

Roly - If Zu says that multiflora would work, check out Palatine Roses (http://palatineroses.com/). It's getting late in the season for ordering roses. Ordering usually starts in September, so a lot of places either will no longer be taking orders or are completely sold out of really cool stuff.
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Name: Rolando Armentero
Miami, Florida, USA (Zone 10b)
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Roly0217
Feb 27, 2013 3:12 PM CST
Thank you Toni !!! Hopefully the multifloras will work. Otherwise I'll be getting some big pots and containers to put new roses into.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 27, 2013 3:20 PM CST

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No, Toni. Multiflora doesn't work against nematodes.

Nelsons' Florida Roses is the main retailer of roses grafted onto Fortuniana, Roly. They have a fairly broad selection, and I'm not sure how many Austin roses they have, but I know they have Abraham Darby. Their prices might sound high, but when you add longevity to your calculations, roses from anyplace else would cost a lot more.

http://www.nelsonsfloridaroses.com/index.htm

Another place offering roses grafted onto Fortuniana is K&M Roses in Mississippi. I've bought several roses from them because Fortuniana works really well in California too, and it doesn't appeal to gophers, which are my nematodes. Hilarious!

http://www.kandmroses.com/
Name: Rolando Armentero
Miami, Florida, USA (Zone 10b)
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Roly0217
Feb 27, 2013 3:29 PM CST
I just took another picture of my Blue Girl which has more open blooms now.Thumb of 2013-02-27/Roly0217/684aea
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Name: Rolando Armentero
Miami, Florida, USA (Zone 10b)
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Roly0217
Feb 27, 2013 3:33 PM CST
And why not. I was just walking out to head back to work and took a picture of Drift Apricot as well. Here it is.Thumb of 2013-02-27/Roly0217/a4c1cc
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