Roses forum: Such a deal:)

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Jun 29, 2018 5:34 PM CST
Found 8 hardy shrub roses at Lowes on the bargain rack ($7 ea):

Rosa 'BAIcham' Easy Elegance® Champagne Wishes™, Rosa 'BAIset' Easy Elegance® Sunrise Sunset™, Rosa 'BAIrift' Easy Elegance® Snowdrift™, Rosa 'BAIief' Easy Elegance® Little Mischief™, Rosa 'BAIypso' Easy Elegance® Calypso™, Rosa 'BAIrage' Easy Elegance® All The Rage™, Rosa rugosa 'Dwarf Pavement', Rosa rugosa 'Schneekoppe' Snow Pavement

6 of the 8 are from Bailey Nursery (modern) and 4 of those were patented and developed by Peter Lim. Not sure who developed the 2 un-patented . Anybody have any experience with these roses?

And, a couple of the 1980s rugosa Pavement series roses developed in Germany.

All of the roses were in 2.5 gal pots and in great shape. Here is Sunrise Sunset

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Now I have to plant them:)

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jun 29, 2018 5:39 PM CST
Your Lowes is so much better than ours. All we are offered are Knockouts. I think I had the Rugosa Schneekoppe years ago, but I must have killed it.
Porkpal
East TN (Zone 7a)
Kesroses
Jul 1, 2018 9:32 AM CST
I am the last person who should give advice about what will grow for you in Michigan. If Nippstress sees this, maybe she can tell you a little more about what will grow in z5. I think that she has grown nearly all the Easy Elegance roses.

I have 3 Ping Lim roses. Of the roses you name, I am growing Little Mischief. I call it one of my honorary polyanthas because it blooms in flushes like a polyantha with fragrant clusters of dark pink/red and white blooms. It is super easy, grows in shade for me, is drought resistant, disease resistant at least to the strain(s) of blackspot we have here and is as close to carefree as any rose can be. It might be better in more sun but it still does fine where it is. It is winter hardy for me but that doesn't help you.

BTW your Lowes is terrific.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Jul 1, 2018 10:06 AM CST
When I returned home after buying the roses, I received an email from Lowes about their 4th of July sale:) Their mulch was on sale and I needed mulch. The mulch was indeed on sale when I purchased the roses, I was just was not aware.

At any rate, yesterday I trekked back to Lowes (I live between the Adian and Ann Arbor Lowes, ~20 miles to either). Bought 30 bags of mulch and bought the one rose that I passed on.

Rosa 'BAIneon' Easy Elegance® Screaming Neon Red™, 2018 photo

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Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Jul 1, 2018 11:25 AM CST
You hit the jackpot Frank - good for you!

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