Best Breeds for Containers?

OregonShrub(N.W. Oregon)July 29, 2005

I would like to poll the knowledgable forum posters here on what they think are the best varieties for containers. My roses will have to live their beautiful lives in pots on my apartment porch so I want types that are well suited for it.

thanks, blessed be.

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tenor_peggy(10 FL, N. Fort Myers)

Minis are great for containers! Take your pick. :-) Just remember, they will need more water and fertilizer than those in the ground. If your winters are cold the pots will also need to be moved to a sheltered location.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2005 at 4:28PM
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Maryl zone 7a

Also, will you spray? Mini roses are no different then their bigger cousins. Some are more disease resistant then others. I'm not talking insecticides, which are seldom necessary, I'm talking fungicides. Disease free roses, where no spray whatsoever is needed during the year, are few and far between. Some of the more disease resistant (note the word resistant) roses in my experience are: Gourmet Popcorn, Magic Carousel, Cinderella, June Laver.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2005 at 1:33PM
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I would add 'Apricot Twist' to the list of highly disease resistant Miniatures suitable for balcony containers. I also highly recommend 'Glowing Amber', which is superb.


Here is a link that might be useful: Glowing Amber

    Bookmark   July 30, 2005 at 10:07PM
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Maryl zone 7a

With June Laver as a parent I will have to check out Glowing Amber. Gorgeous picture. Got stems?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2005 at 3:49PM
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barb_in_dc(z7 DC)

Having no choice BUT to garden in containers, I have learned a couple of things: some roses like being in containers more than others AND some are more disease-resistant than others. DUH!

While I have never planted minis before this year, I paid attention to Pete41 in Florida who recommended "Conundrum." These were on sale at Rosemania, so I bought two. WOW! Almost NO defoliation (I don't spray), and I had to stake one of them. These flowers originally show yellow and turn into different colors until they are (mostly) solid red before fading. How marvelous!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2005 at 10:37PM
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