Roses forum: Fourth of July rose, good or not for zone 4?

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Dec 22, 2015 2:05 PM CST
I live in the MN twin cities area. zone 4 and was wondering if fourth of july roses would do okay as far as winter hardyness goes I know this winter has been exteremly mild and cannot be counted upon as normal..
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Dec 22, 2015 2:09 PM CST

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It probably would require strong protective measures in zone 4a. It's supposed to be hardy only to zone 5b.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Dec 22, 2015 5:44 PM CST
Okay, the spot i have picked out its kind of right up against a garage with the building acting as a lean to.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Dec 22, 2015 6:17 PM CST

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The spot you've chosen sounds good, but I know that people in the colder zones also create mounds of compost or leaves at the base of a rose for extra protection. I'm in a warm zone, so I'll leave those instructions to someone who has done this.

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