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Jul 26, 2016 9:11 PM CST
| As usual, I'm hunting for evergreens! This time, a rose. Disclaimer: I have absolutely no experience growing roses.
Based on my research there are quite a few rose species that are hardy in the Mid Atlantic and semi-evergreen or "evergreen in mild winters." All the comments I could find confirming the roses were evergreen came from warm climates gardeners, zone 8+, and even then there was quite a bit of conflicting information. So I decided to come here and ask y'all about your experiences. These are the roses that *may* be evergreen:
Lady Banks Rose (Rosa Banksiae)
McCartney Rose (Rosa Bracteata)
China Rose (Rosa Chinensis)
Cherokee Rose (Rosa Laevigata)
Memorial Rose (Rosa Wichuraiana)
Evergreen Rose (Rosa Sempervirens)
If you've had any roses that retained their leaves through winter other than those listed, please share and tell me a bit about its growth habit, fragrance, color, ect.
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
Life is "mind over matter". If I d
Jul 27, 2016 7:32 PM CST
have you ever heard of the "Carpet Rose"? It was all the rage about 30 years ago.
They ARE quite thorny.
The link I am adding is a nice intro to carpet Roses. I just Googled them.
I did not "get" that their foliage stays on all year.
BUT--I have a rooted, red one in a 6" pot. It has bloomed twice already.
Are you interested? LMK asap Gita
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