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Which Rose to pick??

Posted by sullivan3 5a (Iowa) (My Page) on
Fri, May 2, 14 at 11:56

I have wanted to plant a few roses but I am having such a hard time deciding on which one to pick. So I was hoping for some help...please!

I live in Iowa (z5) and would like the rose to be full of color all summer long (a lot of blooms). For color, I was thinking a deep orange or red or deep pink you can tell I just don't know & ultimately I just want it to be bright & showy. The rose also probably has to be around 3-4ft to fit the space.

Some thoughts I had were Carefree Wonder, Livin Easy, Rosa Lady of Shalott, Laura Bush, Easy Does it, Louis Clements, Double Knockout and well I seem to go back and forth a lot.

Can anyone offer advice/insight/photos to help me choose between the roses or offer another rose I may not know of that would fit what I want? Thanks!

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RE: Which Rose to pick??

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Fri, May 2, 14 at 14:54

My recommendation would be Julia Child. She's a lovely bright yellow, blooms a ton, Is nicely fragrant, has very good disease resistance and is winter hardy. I think she would stay within your size requirements in your zone too.

RE: Which Rose to pick??

Easy Does It, always gets gardeners top marks. Does well in most gardens. Here's a pic of mine.

RE: Which Rose to pick??

I grew Livin Easy years ago. It was an excellent rose with a good repeat and nice coloring.


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