Portland Rose - Knowledgebase Question

Portland, Ma
Question by mjwillett
April 27, 2009
I just purchased a Portland Rose at home depot.
I went on line to see if it is hardy in my zone (maine) zone 4&5. I find that it is hardy to zone six to nine. Should I not plant it here? will I lose it if I do? Should I just bring it back? If I keep it should I plant it differently to protect it?

Answer from NGA
April 27, 2009


Portland rose is not hardy in your region and unless you protect the top and the graft, you stand to lose it one of these winters. I would return the rose (it is named for Portland, Oregon, not Portland Maine. Best wishes with your garden!

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