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Apr 12, 2020 7:12 AM CST
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I live on the Washington Coast, what are some names of hearty roses that might survive our
wet, cool, and windy winters? Thanks Dan
Apr 12, 2020 11:37 AM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Check out the various varieties of Rugosa Roses
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Apr 12, 2020 11:47 AM CST

Hi Dan,
I'm toward the east in Idaho. I mail order roses from Northland Rosarium in Spokane. Carol has trialed roses for harsh weather. John Cabot is one of many she recommends. You could look up a listing of zone 4 roses, they will do really well in just about any weather Washington throws at them.
Are you looking for a specific size or color ? I have found Abraham Darby to be my all time favorite for fragrance; it may not get large where you are but it should withstand your cold, and the petals hold on better than most.
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Apr 12, 2020 1:58 PM CST
Name: Blythe
North Saanich (Zone 8b)
Hello Dan and Happy Easter. I am on S. Vancouver Island (zone 8B maybe??) and temperatures hit about 15 F. every winter. I have over 100 roses but only a handful are HTs (Dainty Bess Cl. and Caroline Testout Cl.) and I have only one Austin (the fantastic Abraham Darby). No floribundas so I can't comment on them. The only roses I recall losing to cold are teas and young roses in pots (Jaune Desprez and Secret Garden Musk Climber). Other tea-noisettes like MAC and Blush Noisette (love this rose) do fine once they mature, even Crepuscule. The only roses I protect are Grandmother's Hat, Cooper's Burmese and the bourbon Maggie (those last two really don't want to live here) plus young and/or precious to me roses. Trying to grow teas, HPs, hybrid chinas and many climbing teas and noisettes is always risky even here on the coast. All of the albas, gallicas, species, spins, damasks, centifolias, mosses and ramblers that I have do well.

Hybrid musks, especially, love our wet and windy climate - Buff Beauty, Ballerina, Excellenz von Schubert and Ghislaine de Feligonde, for example, do really well here.

I don't know whether modern roses would be more or less hardy.
Apr 12, 2020 4:33 PM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
As Dan Whealdon said, Rugosa Roses will be your best bets. In fact they are everywhere in your area.

You should also be able to grow the old European roses ..... Gallicas, Damasks, Centifolias and the like. Hybrid Perpetuals should also succeed for you.
Apr 12, 2020 5:10 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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Hi Dan and welcome!

What zone are you in? I know you probably have many coastal weather conditions that are unique to your area but knowing at least what zone would be helpful.
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