Roses forum: hardy roses for the 37th floor

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Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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BigAppleRoseGuy
Aug 2, 2020 5:40 PM CST
Hi folks.
While I tend the garden in the park across the street, my wife, Anthea, is up on our 37th floor balcony overlooking the Hudson River tending small, groundcover roses.

We have two "Drift" roses, Red and Lemon, that have done well. Better than I would do 300+ feet in the air 365 days a year. These Drift roses have been real survivors and we're very impressed. We've got more floor space on our windy balcony. Are there any other extremely hardy roses that you could recommend for this aerie. They have to have a very low profile, they must be very hardy (it gets below -20 f on a bad day), and it must be able to tolerate astonishingly strong winds. They also has to be pretty perky on a 90 degree day like today. Tall order?

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Name: Dennis Brown
The Big Island, Hawaii
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kohala
Aug 2, 2020 10:26 PM CST
I wonder if Kordes Veranda series roses would work in your windy location. Mine grow close to the ground and do well even though we have winds clocked at 60mph or higher.
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Aug 3, 2020 8:05 AM CST
If you like your two drifts, try Pink Drift. It's very hardy in the ground so should survive in a pot in your zone. It blooms more and more often than Red Drift.
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MetteBee_DenmarkZ8
Aug 3, 2020 12:38 PM CST
Some of these are ground cover roses:
https://www.midwestgardentips....
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
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jerijen
Aug 3, 2020 6:33 PM CST
Can you deal with a once-bloomer?
If so, the thing that immediately came to mind was 'De Meaux':
https://www.helpmefind.com/ros...

If not, I'd look at some of the smaller Miniatures.
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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BigAppleRoseGuy
Aug 3, 2020 8:19 PM CST
I don't think that I could sell a one-and-done bloomer to my wife. I've been looking at the Veranda group that Dennis suggested and we're also thinking about sticking with the Drifts as VV mentioned. We're going to a terrific nursery in Westchester (Mike has been there a lot.) and that's where got our original Drifts. I'll let you know what we decide.
David
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Aug 4, 2020 11:48 AM CST
Rose (Rosa 'Garden of Roses')
Does very well here, lots of flowers, bushy, disease resistant.
Observe, observe, observe
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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BigAppleRoseGuy
Aug 5, 2020 8:34 PM CST
Hi folks.
We went to Rosendale nursery in Westchester to see what their stock looked like.
Not a lot.
My wife and I bought four Drift roses, two red and two coral. They'll really
prettify our little concrete deck in the sky. It's nice to see stuff growing outside
your living room window. Now I need to settle them in the Lachuza planters.
I'm not completely sold on Lachuza pots; maybe it's because I avoid change!
My wife, Anthea, swears by them.
What are your thoughts on Lachuza self-watering planters?
David
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Aug 6, 2020 7:47 AM CST
https://www.lechuza.us/
Observe, observe, observe

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