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Singles, shade tolerant, thrip resistant

Posted by teka2rjleffel z10FL (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 24, 12 at 18:45

I recently read that singles tend to be more shade tolerant that other bloom types. I'm sure this is a broad generalization but what is your experience? Also I see less thrip damage or it isn't as apparent on singles. Now that the thrips are here 12 months of the year it would be nice to have some blooms not destroyed. What repeat blooming singles do you like?

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RE: Singles, shade tolerant, thrip resistant

I don't think I'd consider real full shade. For that, buy an azalea or camellia, or a fern, perhaps.

But if you have day-long filtered shade, or half-day sun, perhaps, yes, Singles will tolerate it better than doubles. At least, they will open. :-)

I particularly like 'Mutabilis,' which should like Florida, as it is a China:

"Ragged Robin"???
"Ragged Robin", 'Gloire des Rosomanes'

Perhaps the single R. moschata?
Or 'Sanguinea'/"Bengal Fire"?
"Bengal Fire" ('Sanguinea'?)


RE: Singles, shade tolerant, thrip resistant

Thanks Jeri. I'm glad you responded. I know you know your singles.

RE: Singles, shade tolerant, thrip resistant

Apart from species roses, I mainly grow singles and semi-doubles. There is quite a good hybrid Musk which has done well in shade - Vanity - and I also have a slew of early HTs such as Mrs Oakley Fisher, Dusky Maiden, Dainty Bess, DairyMaid and Ellen Wilmott. The musk rose, R.moschata and autumnalis has been OK in shade (but I dunno about thrips).

RE: Singles, shade tolerant, thrip resistant

Thanks Campanula. Dainty Bess has been on my wish list for a while. I also like Dairy Maid and Ellen Wilmott. Thanks

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