Mid Atlantic Gardening forum: Roses... Evergreen?

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Name: Mike
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jul 26, 2016 9:11 PM CST
As usual, I'm hunting for evergreens! This time, a rose. Disclaimer: I have absolutely no experience growing roses.

Based on my research there are quite a few rose species that are hardy in the Mid Atlantic and semi-evergreen or "evergreen in mild winters." All the comments I could find confirming the roses were evergreen came from warm climates gardeners, zone 8+, and even then there was quite a bit of conflicting information. So I decided to come here and ask y'all about your experiences. These are the roses that *may* be evergreen:

Lady Banks Rose (Rosa Banksiae)
McCartney Rose (Rosa Bracteata)
China Rose (Rosa Chinensis)
Cherokee Rose (Rosa Laevigata)
Memorial Rose (Rosa Wichuraiana)
Evergreen Rose (Rosa Sempervirens)
Rosa Luciae

If you've had any roses that retained their leaves through winter other than those listed, please share and tell me a bit about its growth habit, fragrance, color, ect. Thank You!
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
Life is "mind over matter". If I d
Jul 27, 2016 7:32 PM CST
have you ever heard of the "Carpet Rose"? It was all the rage about 30 years ago.
They ARE quite thorny.

The link I am adding is a nice intro to carpet Roses. I just Googled them.
I did not "get" that their foliage stays on all year.

BUT--I have a rooted, red one in a 6" pot. It has bloomed twice already.

Thumb of 2016-07-28/gitagal/05c214 Thumb of 2016-07-28/gitagal/29daa0

Thumb of 2016-07-28/gitagal/5e48ae Thumb of 2016-07-28/gitagal/742321

Are you interested? LMK asap Gita

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