Question about growing David Austin Roses at Austin TX

ppguoppguoMay 5, 2014

Dear Rose Experts,
I need some help on growing David Austin Roses. We passed by Tyler TX last weekend and I bought some Austin Roses. Here are the list:
Lady Shalott
Golden Celebration
Claire Austin
Heritage
Queen of Sweden
Graham Thomas Climbing
The Generous Gardener Climbing

They all look strong and healthy. I soak the root in water overnight and plan to plant them today. I have a couple of questions here:
1.Is it too hot to plant them in the ground now?
2. If yes, should I just plant them in the pots? But I don't see why this can be different from planting them directly on the ground.

Thank you very much for the help.

ppguo

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dublinbay z6 (KS)

By all means, do plant them in your garden now. Make sure you water them in well. Since it is so warm there, I'd provide them with some afternoon shade for about a week. Place a lawn chair over them or buy some shade cloth and rig up some stakes to attach it to.

Since it is so warm, keep an eye on the roses so they don't dry out during the next week or two--but don't drown them either. That can kill them as easily as too little water can.

You have some beauties there. Good luck!

Kate

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 3:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ppguoppguo

Kate,
Thank you for the quick response. I will definitely provide some afternoon shades for them.
Can I plant them at places that only have morning sunshine?

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 3:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

I've found that a lot of roses prefer only morning sunshine, at least in my very warm climate. 4-6 hours of sunshine seems adequate, especially if you have hot summers that are hard on roses.

Ingrid

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 3:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nikthegreek(9b/10a E of Athens)

If you can tend them in the ground as well as you would tend them if you had them in pots, just plant them in the ground they will be better off. They will need constant watering at first but obviously less than if they were in pots. Providing total shade for the first few days is a good idea.
Nik

This post was edited by nikthegreek on Mon, May 5, 14 at 16:19

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 4:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ppguoppguo

Thank you very much, Ingrid and Nik.
I will follow all these suggestions.

ppguo

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 7:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dublinbay z6 (KS)

PPguo--morning sun is great for roses and most other sun-lovers.

Kate

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 7:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ppguoppguo

Dears,
I am here to report the progress of Austin Roses. I planted them in the ground and they are all doing great. I need to thank for the cloudy and rainy weather we have been blessed these days.
Also thank you all for the advice.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 4:31PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How Drought Tolerant Is Darlow's Enigma?
A couple of years ago, the phone company swooped in...
plectrudis (Zone 8b Central TX)
HRG SEMINAR! May 2, San Juan Bautista, CA
By tomorrow, I hope to have this up on the Heritage...
jerijen
Thoughts on pruning? I'd love to see photos of your roses post-prune!
Hi all, I am gearing up for my first major pruning...
Dinglehopp3r z7A. EastTN
Would you share your garden with a stranger?
A woman on another forum whose house has a separate...
mariannese
Tipsy Imperial Concubine bush
Does anyone have any snaps of the bush? I have googled...
adamharbeck
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™