Chrysler Imperial in a Pot

lwhitaMay 16, 2009

Moved a couple years ago to a condo and don't have much yard space, but I miss my roses, especially the Chrysler Imperial that I had. I bought one today and would like to grow it in a pot since there really is no place sunny to put it in the ground here. My question is how big of a pot/what time of pot would you recommend? The one I bought at the nursery today is fairly good size already in at least a 10 gallon nursery pot at the moment. I did some searches and found info about potting roses, but I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with a Chrysler Imperial.

Thanks!

Laurie

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gardenerme(z9/21 inland socal)

I was hoping someone would answer, but since no one has, I can tell you that the Chrysler Imperial will do just fine. Just keep it well watered and fed and every year or two take it out, bare-root it and repot in fresh potting mix. As you know, nurseries grow everything in containers and they do just fine.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 9:36PM
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lwhita

Thank you! Any suggestions for size of pot?

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 8:18AM
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gardenerme(z9/21 inland socal)

I would say get as big as you can handle. Sorry I have not replied sooner ....

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 10:35AM
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shamrockgal(USDA 8+ WA)

I bought one today from a very reputable nursery. It was in a 7 gal fiber pot. I was told I could leave it in that size pot until approx. August. I am in zone 8a. I asked about growing it in a 10 gal pot and was told that it should be fine because the nursery often leaves their plants a "very long time" in large pots; however, it is important to replant it WITH IT STILL IN THE FIBER POT. Removing it from the pot can damage the roots. Cut off a little of the fiber to make the soil all the same level. She also said to be certain to water it every day and feed according to the box directions.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 4:18PM
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