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Re: roses and stuff


We don't even recommend growing hybrid teas here because of the black spot
and powdery mildew. Here, there is no such thing as a black spot "free"
rose. No matter what kind it is. Some get it worse than others, but the ALL
get it.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] roses and stuff


> No authority on roses for Florida by any means....but can say that here on
> the Gulf Coast we have a dickens of a time with roses.  The heat and
humidity
> just do a number on most...especially hybrid teas, etc.   It seems that
our
> only hope and the best thing are the antique roses, or old roses that grow
on
> their own root stock.  Everyone here has found that there is much less
black
> spot (usually only occurs during cooler damp periods) and much less
hassle.
> I'm a HUGE fan of the Antique Rose Emporium, and highly recommend the
visit.
> Their perennial, rose gardens and antique buildings are really worth
seeing,
> as well as their growing fields.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
> In a message dated 3/27/2003 11:03:41 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> > I have been told many times that the only roses that will thrive in Fl
are
> > on Fortuniana or Dr Hughey rootstock. Is this true of the old roses, too
I
> > wonder? Would love a rose with no black spot!
> > SAinSA z9
>
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