Roses forum→'All American Magic' in z6 or colder

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Northern MO (Zone 6a)
ac91z6
May 11, 2019 4:11 PM CST
My first AAM went in a pot to wait until the bed was ready. It ended up spending the winter the garage/basement that winter. It came through like a champ and despite spending an awful summer (drought, heatwaves) half-eaten by a neighboring tomato still gave me some blooms. It's come through another winter in the garage great again, and it got cold enough to freeze a package of water bottles in there!

I ordered another plant of AAM last year at Roses Unlimited's end of season sale. It went in the ground, at least 6 weeks (if not 8) before our last frost. This spring it looks dead as the proverbial doornail. 'Black Magic' and 'Midnight Blue', in the same bed, have both thrown new growth already. Should I try another 'All American Magic', for spring planting, or pick a different stripey for that spot and be happy with my pot pet?
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
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seilMI
May 11, 2019 4:25 PM CST
Mine is in the ground for it's second winter and seems to have come back OK. I did have to prune it way down but it is leafing out. Although, to be honest, it's not the most generous bloomer. You may want to try something else that blooms more.
Northern MO (Zone 6a)
ac91z6
May 12, 2019 1:06 PM CST
I might give it one more try - Seil, I think our summers are hotter than yours so that might make a difference. Pot pet will stay a pot pet; I'm still planning to order from RU this year so I'll keep AAM in mind to fill out an order. I wait until the last minute and half of what I want is gone Hilarious!

It's been so wet here I haven't got anything from the garage planted yet. Northland's order is in pots, growing up a bit before planting out.
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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
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seilMI
May 12, 2019 4:41 PM CST
ac91, lol, that's a good way to keep from over buying!

I've been battling the wet and cold too. I still have a handful of roses left to prune!

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