Roses forum→Graham Thomas Rose

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New York
May 10, 2020 2:07 PM CST
I am in Zone 7a. I bought 2 one gallon Graham Thomas roses to plant on either side of an arbor. Now after reading all the complaints on the internet about GT I am now regretting the decision. The location that I want to plant them in gets only afternoon sun due to trees. I wanted a really lovely yellow climbing rose that is a prolific bloomer. I noticed that Teasing Georgia is available on David Austin's site as a bare root, I am REALLY IMPATIENT so not sure if I should return the Graham Thomas and purchase the Teasing Georgia bare root. Tell me what to do!

Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
May 10, 2020 8:01 PM CST
It will take twice as long for bare root to cover the trellis than something that is already established in a pot. I had Gram Thomas at our old house. It got 7 hrs of sun light. That's was it. It was huge. Check n see how many hours your spots actually get. As long as you get at least 6hrs of sun I would say you would be ok. And Graham Thomas does very well in partial shade. And almost everything on David Austin's site is sold out.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
May 10, 2020 9:20 PM CST
My GT gets very tall every year even though I have to prune him down low each spring. He's planted in front of a large lilac bush that shades him all morning until about noon or 1 in the afternoon. He grows well and blooms regularly.

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