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Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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reh0622
Jul 24, 2019 8:16 AM CST
Does anyone have a favorite red F that grows well in a pot and always seems to be blooming? Thank You!
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Jul 24, 2019 11:13 AM CST
Valentine or Bordeaux Citiscape. I have mine planted in the ground but both would do fantastic in a pot. In fact my Valentine did better when it was in a pot as it's not reliably hardy here. I'm digging it up this week and putting it in one of my prettiest pots because I really like this Rose.
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jul 24, 2019 11:15 AM CST
Nope. But, I'll certainly follow this thread. nodding
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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reh0622
Jul 24, 2019 11:16 AM CST
Thank you vaporvac. I wonder if anyone has Black Cherry in a pot. I had Europeana in a pot and it was flourishing, but ended up giving it away where it is a bright spot blooming inground now.
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
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jerijen
Jul 24, 2019 4:45 PM CST
If you're going to try it, make it a REALLY big pot.
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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reh0622
Jul 24, 2019 4:50 PM CST
Big pots with any floribunda, jerijen? I thought floribundas can grow in 12" -10 gal. pots? At least that's what it shows in some of my rose books.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
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seilMI
Jul 24, 2019 8:14 PM CST
The bigger the pot the happier the rose. Any rose!. And the less often you will have to do any root pruning. In your climate roses in pots will need to be root pruned at least every three years if not sooner. In my climate I can get away with every 5 or 6 years because they only grow about 6 months a year. But eventually all roses will fill the pot with roots and deplete the soil so it needs replacing.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jul 25, 2019 12:50 AM CST
I can wait for 8 or 10 years! Rolling on the floor laughing What a miserable climate I live in.
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
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hampartsum
Jul 25, 2019 5:47 AM CST
<<<<What a miserable climate I live in.>>>> Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Anyone can repeat that after any of the multiple and various catastrophes that happen to any inhabitant in this....very beautiful world...anywhere! nodding
Arturo
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jul 25, 2019 6:54 PM CST
@reh0622, Rosemary ...

Does it have to be red to be a bright spot for your garden ?

I can recommend a bright yellow miniflora that just seems to glow in my garden. The name of the rose is 'Sequoia Gold'. Both MBN and I grow it in a hot climate and the intense heat doesn't seem to bother it a bit.

Rose (Rosa 'Sequoia Gold')





or maybe a red striped rose ?

Pinstripe

Rose (Rosa 'Pinstripe')



I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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reh0622
Jul 25, 2019 11:45 PM CST
Thank you for the suggestions, Lyn. Yellow could be a possibility. I moved F. Scentimental in a pot to the area....I already moved bi-color HT Love there. Cl. Don Juan and HT Papa Meilland are there, too. In this heat, only Scentimental has a bloom starting to open. The rest seem to have gone dormant for now.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jul 26, 2019 12:50 AM CST
Arturo - so true!! Blinking

Lyn - that Sequoia Gold is unbelievably gorgeous!! Wowza!! Lovey dubby
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 26, 2019 3:57 AM CST
I too would recommend a Ralph Moore rose. Sequoia Gold is a fantastic rose. It is starting to rebloom (3x this year so far). In my 24 years with this rose (can't believe that bush is 24 years old!), I have rarely seen it without a bloom (unless I have cut them all off and am giving the plant a rest). BTW, that yellow color does not fade in the sun/heat--amazing!

I also have his Halo Sweetie and it is another fantastic rose. However, it is not a bright color, so I don't know if you would be interested (if you can even find this rose now-a-days). One of the mentors in my Master Gardener class used to have every one of Ralph's Halo roses. Unfortunately, she moved and left her over 400 roses behind. She just couldn't take care of them any more (advancing age). Every time I would mention mine, her eyes would light up and she would talk about them.

If you want a rose that does well in a pot and has pretty much continuous bloom and can take the heat, I would recommend Peppermint Parfait. It is not bright colors but does have some striping (pink, cream) and it is incredibly healthy. I could not believe all the blooms on it yesterday, when I would outside deadheading and also providing an all you can eat, free, personal buffet for passing mosquitoes.



Another rose I would suggest would be Kim Rupert's Little Butterfly. I think the colors would brighten up any corner. Although I don't have particular experience with this rose....yet (I am getting it next year), I know from personal experience that any of my Kim Rupert roses have been disease free, beautiful blooms, withstand the heat in my inferno yard, etc. This rose is just simply charming and reminds me of a KR NOID (my name for one of his seedlings 'Kim Rupert No ID' rose), which looks very similar--except mine has more pink tones to it. Hey, if I am willing to sacrifice the first bloom the those ugly Hoplia Beetles, it has to be a great KR rose! Burling carries it.

Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jul 26, 2019 8:58 AM CST
MBN ...

I am planning on getting Peppermint Parfait this coming year just because of your praise for the rose and it's ability to handle the heat.

The blooms on my SG do fade, if I am slow at deadheading, but there are always tons of buds coming along.

Splish Splash has SG as a seed parent and it has the same plant habit. The blooms don't age as well in the heat, but it always has prolific blooms.

Rose (Rosa 'Splish Splash')



MBN .. I was going to recommend that you add Kim Rupert to your garden.
But a word of warning ... if you grow the rose in a container, make it a WIDE container. The roots of a rose mirror the top growth. KR is a spreading plant habit in the top growth and truly needs to have room in the container for the roots to spread. I found this out the hard way. It was the ugliest rose I had ever grown in a container. I hated it, but decided to plant it out because Kim has been my rose mentor from the beginning of my rose life. Once the rose was in the ground, it was like growing another plant. It handles the heat without pause.

Rose (Rosa 'Kim Rupert')



I've truly enjoyed growing Silver Cloud ... another prolific bloomer

Rose (Rosa 'Silver Cloud')



Not all of Ralph's roses handle the heat well, but most do quite well in my garden.

I have several of Ralph's and Kim's roses in this garden and often wish I had room for more.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner 2020
MargieNY
Jul 26, 2019 11:34 AM CST
You might want to consider this red floribunda named Our Anniversary.
Our Anniversary - floribunda, Jalbert 2014, moderate fragrance

https://www.helpmefind.com/ros...
I have 2 planted in the ground, one in partial shade and the other in full sun. Purchased both of them from Palatine Roses, which has them listed as a "patio" rose.
https://palatineroses.com/rose...
If you look under "Browse by type" on Palatine's website it is listed as a patio rose.

This rose has great form - note the 2 tone color (violet/red)
The first photo is a photo of the whole plant in full sun.
The second photo is the rose planted in partial shade.







Observe, observe, observe
We are fortunate to "see" & appreciate nature in ways others are blind.
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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reh0622
Jul 27, 2019 7:01 PM CST
Thank you, Margie. I guess "patio rose" by rose sellers means it grows well in a pot! Anniversary is a very pretty rose!
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner 2020
MargieNY
Jul 27, 2019 8:18 PM CST
You are welcome Rosemary.
Observe, observe, observe
We are fortunate to "see" & appreciate nature in ways others are blind.
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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BigAppleRoseGuy
Jul 28, 2019 9:36 AM CST
The bigger the pot, the more you need a rolling plant stand...or a mule!
David
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Jul 28, 2019 10:15 AM CST
I wonder how Our Anniversary compares to Bordeaux and how its colour compares to Dark Desire? I've been looking for a short replacement for the latter, but it's hard to see how deep red it is compared to and orange red? Sorry for the OT, but OA is really pretty.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 28, 2019 1:38 PM CST
Speaking of rolling plant pots, I use these for my pots. Lets the water run through and I can move the pot around to sweep behind the plant, deadhead, weed (if necessary), move the plant to a better spot, etc. These things work and last unlike the wooden ones on wheels. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F5RSP4/

Wow! Sorry for the long hyperlink.

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