Re: climbing rose
Antique Rose Emporium sells mostly, if not exclusively, own root roses.
These are far more hardy than the grafted varieties. Unlike Hybrid Teas and
other grafted types, the antique roses (on their own root stock) survive in
humid areas much better. Black spot is a constant problem in humid areas,
however, they grow many roses that seem to never get black spot, even during the
I had several rose grafted rose bushes (American Beauty, etc.) that I grew
in El Paso, Texas. When we moved to the Mojave desert in California, we took
them and grew them successfully there. We dug them up again, along with
countless other plants, and rented a U-Haul to move our plants. Much to our
disapointment after having done this quite a few times, almost every plant,
especially the roses died. It wasn't an immediate death as with our wonderful
cactus collection, but a slow painful death. I vowed off roses until I visited
the Antique Rose Emporium in Brennam several times. I have been growing
these type of antique roses on their own root ever since, and am very pleased.
I agree that the single type roses often have a "wild look", but I think
many of the doubles put the hybrid teas to shame in bloom. Antique roses do not
have the straight canes suitable for cutting (long stem), but the blooms are
equally if not more attractive, in my opinion.
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Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 4/6/2008 11:55:33 PM Central Daylight Time,
I actually got to
go to the Antique Rose Emporium one of the times I was in Texas- it was
fabulous. I sniffed everything I could get my nose near.
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