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Old 04-22-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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Determined to make mine work this year. Cannot plant in the ground but have a large sun filled patio so trying my hand at a variety of potted flowers including roses. Anyone else do container roses?
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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DW does. Specifically the "Knockout" roses take a lot of abuse and come up smiling. They made it through hundred degree summer days and a cold and snowy winter here and are just beginning to bloom again.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: oregon
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I do min roses and have great luck with them..I'm in oregon so they get all kinds of weather thrown at them and still do well.the whole key to roses in pots or any other plant in a pot is good potting soil..
couple of times a year a work in either alfalfa meal or fish meal into the pot..
mini's ask little and give a lot ..
most of mine are in full sun, our highest temp will be in the low 90's..
good luck
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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I have seen Knockout roses in HUGE pots where there is not room to plant in the ground and it looks so pretty. Harry is right, they can take alot of abuse and are low maintenance.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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Thank u all! I am determined! Will post pics along the journey!
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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I've had tea roses growing in 18" x 18" clay pots for several years. Get blooms 9 months out of the year.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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dens what area are you in? I grew roses and many other plants in pots for many years because we rented and had a lot of luck with quite a few plants.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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Im growing hybrid tea roses in pots in phoenix az and they are growing just fine
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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Oh boy, 9 months a year blooms?! Is that happening on this planet?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Oh boy, 9 months a year blooms?! Is that happening on this planet?
My Knockouts bloomed until early December of 2010 and began blooming about 2 weeks ago so for me it's 8 months I guess.


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Determined to make mine work this year. Cannot plant in the ground but have a large sun filled patio so trying my hand at a variety of potted flowers including roses. Anyone else do container roses?
I have annuals in containers and all my other plants in the ground. It takes too much time, not to mention you can't take a day off from watering) to care for container plants in the heat of summer here. If I accidentally kill a few annuals I won't feel half as bad as killing a beautiful rose or other valuable perennial. I've seen some beautiful potted roses on patios of friends and my neighbor has had a beautiful tree rose on her deck is a big faux cement planter for the past few summers.

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I have seen Knockout roses in HUGE pots where there is not room to plant in the ground and it looks so pretty. Harry is right, they can take alot of abuse and are low maintenance.
I've got 4 of the knockouts and can't get over how much they are already blooming this spring. They are so disease and bug resistant, do not demand much care and seem to bloom endlessly! If you keep them trimmed and prune back hard in spring they would be beautiful. Years ago, before Knockouts existed, I had a wonderful disease resistant polyantha rose called 'The Fairy' at my old home. It would be beautiful in a pot.

The Fairy, Polyantha Rose Bush

The following shows a list of heat resistant roses, important if the pot gets hot and the roots get a bit warm. (Note almost everyone's choices are covered!): Growing Roses in Atlanta | Solterra Landscape


If you live where the weather gets cold (below 30, especially if it cycles between above and below freezing) winter make sure you can move the pot(s) to a place where the temps are moderated a bit and don't use clay which might explode with ice swelling in the soil (ask me how I know this).
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