Roses forum→A good rose for a windy perch

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Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
May 17, 2019 2:24 PM CST
Hi folks.
I have 60 roses in a park on the westside of Manhattan. But I live
across the street on the 37th floor. My wife would like to put a rose bush
on our 6X8 balcony on the southwest side of the building, one block
from the Hudson River.

She wants to keep it out there year around. I have no idea what
rose could stand that. It's going to have to be very low and extremely
hardy. My thought was a rugosa, but I really don't know it if could
stand the strong winds on the 37th floor. Any thoughts?
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, New York (Zone 6b)
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May 17, 2019 7:35 PM CST
A rugosa on its own roots might survive from season to season, but they do get BIG.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
May 17, 2019 8:40 PM CST
I agree with Mike that an own root rose would e your best bet. I was thinking maybe some ind of polyantha might meet your requirements. I did a quick search on Help Me Find Roses with some of your requirements, compact, good for containers, very hardy and came up with one called Little Butterfly.
I'm sure there are others though if you don't care for this one. If you check the Buy From tab it is available at Burlington Roses. Burling is wonderful to work with and I'm sure she can help you out.
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
May 17, 2019 9:12 PM CST
Good thoughts. The little Butterfly is sweet.
I like that it takes well to pruning...I'd have to prune it
to keep it low out of the wind.
I'll see what my wife thinks...this is her garden.
Own root is probably right.

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