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Night Owl and Stormy Weather

Posted by frances_in_nj z6 NJ (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 17, 14 at 15:54

I love these two roses, and grow multiple specimens of each. However, neither of them really acts like a climber for me. My tallest Stormy Weather is maybe 5 ft; the others are shorter. Basically, these two really seem to be shrubs, not climbers, at least in my zone 6 garden. Does anybody else successfully grow them as climbers? And if so, can you shed any light on the behavior of mine? Maybe its climate?

Thanks in advance, any thoughts most appreciated!

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RE: Night Owl and Stormy Weather

How long have you had your Stormy Weather? Mine is 3 years old and is finally reblooming and throwing canes longer than 44" I saw some really nice looking ones on a pillared wall and hope mine start taking off like that next season

RE: Night Owl and Stormy Weather

My oldest Stormy weather is, I think, 2 years old. I guess maybe I just have to wait longer; but then again, I gather you are in CA, so quite a different climate. About how tall were the pillared ones you saw? Mine rebloom quite well, they are just short. As for Night Owl, I have had my oldest for, I think, 4 years, and it is short; maybe 3 ft tall.

RE: Night Owl and Stormy Weather

  • Posted by leezen4u Z10 Sunset Z24 coas (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 18, 14 at 9:58

Try giving them 2 cups of alfalfa pellets from the feed store. When I do this most roses will throw much bigger canes within 3-4 weeks. The canes will also mature to a much thicker size allowing me to prune them to a longer length. It's possible that winter die back for you might be less severe with bigger canes. Just a guess.

RE: Night Owl and Stormy Weather

Mine seems to hate the heat and I think that is what slowed it down so much

RE: Night Owl and Stormy Weather

Thanks for starting this thread, Frances. I want to get both of these roses this fall,but knowing about habit is always essential,and this is info that's hard to find. I hope some others who grow these roses will weigh in...

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