Roses forum: "Thorny" roses

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Name: Dan
Florida (Zone 9b)
Avid gardener. Grow many Orchids a
Jan 17, 2015 6:03 AM CST
Putting new roses around my yard. Wondering "Is David Austin's Jude the Obscure Rose very "Thorny"? Want to put it in a pot (22"X24") on my patio. Any thoughts on the thorns and the pot size would be appreciated. Dan
Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Jan 18, 2015 3:21 PM CST
I'll take a stab at this question. However we are in a world apart in zones. From what I can remember Judes thorns where average for a rose. The form for me was fountain like and quite wide. Thats a good size pot but would think that JTO would maybe take up a lot of deck space.There are some upright growing Austin Roses.

Where I live I never had cane left after winter. So was unable to build structure or have canes thicken. They ended up after most winters with new weaker stems. Molineux, James Galway and Gertrude Jekyll come to mind as upright here. Munstead Wood and Mary Rose are two I can think of that are smaller in size.

Go for what you like after all a rose in a pot can always be planted later. I believe fro what I read that we have all planted roses we love and ordered ones we later end up removing. There are many folks on here that would know a lot more than I on roses in pots.
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Name: Dan
Florida (Zone 9b)
Avid gardener. Grow many Orchids a
Jan 19, 2015 10:08 AM CST
Can anyone give me the names of suppliers that grow on Fortuniana root stock and also ship? I already use "Cool Roses". They are really great but their supply of the more recent introductions is limited. Dan
Name: Dan
Florida (Zone 9b)
Avid gardener. Grow many Orchids a
Jan 21, 2015 12:12 PM CST
About buying roses...Has anyone had experience with "Cool Roses" of West Palm Beach Fl.? Curious about you comments. Thanks.

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