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Peggy Martin in Florida

Posted by beth7happy 9 CtrlFl (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 12:16

Just received two Peggy Martin plants - pretty small but they look healthy. I'm zone 9 - pretty sandy 'soil', and it's Florida where my yard seems to go from 'the white sands' to 'the rain forest'. The most open location I have to put these plants is not 100% 'full sun', but it does get several hours and then some shade. It's right next to the back gate and would look soooo awesome if I can get it to grow. Any suggestions??

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RE: Peggy Martin in Florida

Mine is still in its one gallon pot, so I can't say much about it yet. Roses here can do with less sun, obviously, than further north. How many hours would it get?

RE: Peggy Martin in Florida

I have one planted about six months ago. It has now outgrown the trellis and is shooting large branches in the air. I will have to make a new trellis but the trouble is how to disentangle it from the obviously inadequate one. It is indeed a very vigorous rose. I am afraid if I try to cut it back to shrub size it will not bloom.
I have to say it does look very healthy and has bloomed already but not profusely. I live in Apopka

RE: Peggy Martin in Florida

Not sure how many hours of sun this place gets...I'm guessing 4 to 6 of full in summer when leaves are on the oak tree - more when leaves are sparse. But it does get afternoon shade. I'm really glad to know it's alive and well in Apopka - that's not too far from here, tho I think we are more sandy and salty. Thanks for the responses! Here's hoping for copious blooms and a huge coupld of plants!!

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