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Re: roses and stuff


Agreed - wouldn't even waste my time on hybrid teas here - too fussy.
They can't take that much heat and humidity. Thank God there are so many
others that do better and are beautiful. Life w/out roses? I can't even
imagine....


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 28 Mar 2003 20:22:57 -0500

>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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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