Rugosa Roses in Florida?
Hi, I haven't had much luck with roses in South Florida, even Nelsons on "florida-friendly" rootstock. I read about rugosa roses in an old out-of-print Florida gardening book. I researched them on the web and they are supposed to do well on sandy seashores, but it sounded like the sandy seashores of Maine, not Florida. I searched the roses forum and there's tons of info on how hardy they are, but nothing about heat-resistant. Any Florida rose gardeners have any experience or advice? I've ordered a couple of varieties to try. They're mostly single flowered and supposedly very fragrant. Thanks.