Austin Roses

silverkelt(Z5b/Southern Maine)January 5, 2006

Good Morning Everyone,

I will be attempting a austin rose patch this spring. What would do well in a zone 5? Its in a full sun location, well drained.

Thank you in advance.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kim_Morris(z5 Cda)

I grow Golden Celebration, Pat Austin, Abraham Darby and a few other English or old fashioned roses. They absolutely require winter protection. I mound about 12 inches of peat moss on top of them and then cover then with thermal blankets. They don't get as full and bushy as they do in warmer zones. Sometimes I plant three in a triangle to compensate for our shorter growing season.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2006 at 5:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ldymacearle(z6 Canada)

Hi Silverkelt...

I live in the same zone as yourself. The following roses all thrive wonderfully:-
Austin roses, Explorer roses, Rugosa roses,Buck roses, Park roses.
So as you can see...... a wide variety. Even the more tender also grow well here...they simply require some winter covering..ie conifer boughs.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2006 at 12:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tenor_peggy(10 FL, N. Fort Myers)

I grew Abe Darby back in Wisconsin. I didn't give him winter protection so he had severe cane winter kill by the time spring came. But once the soil warmed up he bounced back. Heritage and Mary Rose are 2 other Austins that are pretty hardy. Most yellow Austins like Graham Thomas are not all that hardy and need winter protection.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2006 at 1:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pearlywhite(3)

Hi!

Just joined. So glad to hear discussion on Austin roses as they are my favorite. Many of them are fragrant. Most of mine have survived even though I am Zone 3. Must be protected; and if you can pile snow on them so much the better.

As well, have seen no diseases on mine!

These are the ones I have, and just love!

Winchester Cathedral, Abraham Darby, Graham Thomas. LD Braithwaite.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2006 at 9:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sadiekaili(z4 MN)

I have Wife of Bath, The Reeve, Alexandra, Heritage, Mary Rose and live in zone 4. Site and protection are important as I have also had to replace a number of these.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 9:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

I had Wenlock come through one winter for me, but it was planted in a low spot and drowned the next spring. It was a beautiful rose and the scent was to die for. May have to try it again sometime in a better location. Graham Thomas didn't make it through one winter here, even with protection.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 11:11AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Upper Michigan Gardening
I am looking for help from anyone who lives in upper...
MTZone4
DESPERATELY Seekig Bakeapple/Cloudberry
Hello, I do not live in Canada; please forgive my forum...
Robin282
False Sunflower
I am always impressed with the knowledge on this site,...
dawny2u2
delphiniums
Can someone tell me where the best place in Canada...
marricgardens
yellow magnolia tree
Is it to late to move a small magnolia tree that is...
diane_v_44
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™