living on the water - Knowledgebase Question

HAMILTON, Ne
Question by bcause1am
July 1, 2010
we are in zones 5-7 on the jersey shore. i havehad troulbe with roses in the past. do i need to consider the salt air in planting? i know the tall grasses work well and i have had luck with scotch broom and stella d'oro lilies but would like more year round color - and i love roses - we have lots of sun thanks!!


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Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010

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Lots of roses grow well in your region, even within a block of the beach. Some of the best include: Abraham Darby: a medium pink English shrub rose. Apricot Nectar: apricot color, a floribunda rose. Belindas Dream: a medium pink shrub rose. Blush Noisette: a light pink climbing rose. Butter Cream: butter cream clor, a mini-flora rose. Europeana: deep red, a floribunda rose. Gemini: blushing pink,a hybrid tea rose. Kristin: red blend,a miniature rose. Louise Estes: pink, a hybrid tea rose. Moonstone: white with pink edges, a hybrid tea rose. Paul Neyron: pink, an old hybrid tea rose 1869. Playgirl: pink, a floribund rose. St.Patrick: yellow, a hybrid tea rose. Sunsprite: yellow, a floribunda rose. The Dark Lady: dark red, a shrub rose. Veterans Honor: bright red, a hybrid tea rose. Or, you might try Rugosa roses. Theses are VERY healthy, sturdy shrubs and are native to the coasts of Japan and Korea so they are VERY tolerant of salt air. Hope this helps and Good Luck!

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