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Posted by louisianagal z7bMS (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 7, 08 at 18:37

In getting ready to add roses to my back gardens. I have done alot of research and have experience in south Louisiana. What I am asking is easy care roses with a good show for zone 7 northeast Mississippi. If anyone cares to give me their best performers I'd appreciate.

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RE: roses

Hi, Antique roses are probably best for Mississippi. I love all the Buff Beauty is wonderful....there is a place on the coast that sells them...Countryside Roses...I just found about them on here....check them out!!

I am in central MS..I remembered some of your posts saying that you had moved to Tupelo after Katrina. Are you getting accustomed to the colder weather up there?


RE: roses

I live in East Central Mississippi. Here are my favorite shrub roses:
pink: "Nearly Wild"
red: "Valentine"
White: "Little White Pet" and "Cassie"
yellow: "Nagadoches" (be aware there is a pink one called Natchitoches) I understand this one is now being sold as "Grandma's Yellow" too.

All of these bloom all summer long, and have never been sprayed. Other than an annual top dressing of manure and a good January pruning, they are virtually no maintenance plants. They are also small ones (1 1/2 to 3 feet, tops), so make great landscape plants. ANd...they are extremely easy to start from winter cuttings. I stick cuttings as I prune, root them on my back porch, plant in the spring, and they're full grown and blooming by the fourth of July.

RE: roses

Thanks for these great responses.
I am beginning to adjust to the colder clime, however I don't like the cold. I do get a bit down in the dumps during January particularly, Feb gets better as their are signs of spring like forsythia, daffodils, etc.

RE: roses

louisiana gal, have you considered teas? Not hybrid teas, but the tea roses that were developed in the late 18th early 19th century. They are especially suited to the southern zones. They are blackspot resistant and some get quite large. I just ordered 12 from Vintage roses.

You may want to post on the antique rose forum, you will get a lot of very valuable advice there.

RE: roses

The obvious answer is 'knockout' series and the 'carefree' series both hybidized by the same fellow and the most disease resistant roses I have grown. I was skeptical at first but I have bug up most of my other roses and replaced them with these. The exception being two of my alltime favorite antiques - 'penelope' and 'Marie Pavie', which can be found at the Antique Rose Emporium. They ship good size roses (in pots with soil no less)

Here is a link that might be useful: Antique Rose Emporium

RE: roses

I grow roses and I don't spray for fungus or baby my roses. They are great and bloom like mad. I have a big mix of old roses and a few new. You can find most any of these roses at Roses Unlimited, Ashdown, or Countryside Roses.

Belindas Dream
Blush Noisette
Carefree Beauty
Carefree Sunshine
Climbing Pinkie
Country Dancer
Cramoisi Suprieur
Duchesse de Brabant
Frances Drubeuil
Gnral Gallini
Gruss An Achen
Hot Cocoa
Julia child
Knock Out
Lady Hillingdon
Lillian Austin
Marie Pavie
Moulton Noisette
Mystic Beauty
Old Gay Hill
Papi Delbard
Pink Knock Out
Sea Foam
Sophys Rose
Uncle Joe (a.k.a Toro)
Weeping China Doll

You can see a host of pictures for each of these roses along with other details at the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Roses at HelpMeFind roses .com

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