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Altissimo in zone 5

Posted by lindawisconsin 5 (My Page) on
Fri, May 13, 11 at 11:32

I've been reading posts and I think Altissimo would be a great addition to my driveway garden.
I've looked on Helpmefindroses, and they list zones as 6-9.
Now I grow quite a few roses that are listed as zone 6 and above on helpmefind, so I'm wondering if Altissimo would be happy here.

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RE: Altissimo in zone 5

hi linda, I am in Ohio, used to be zone 5 but they are saying we're zone 6 now. Altissimo is a tough rose I have moved it 3 times and it is hanging in there and starting to take hold. It dies to the ground in a bad winter so you may need to winter protect if you live in a harsh area. But it seems to bounce back well each spring.

RE: Altissimo in zone 5

  • Posted by elks US5 Can6b (My Page) on
    Sat, May 14, 11 at 7:24

It's more like a tall, upright HT here between Lakes Huron and Erie, with die-back in winter, growing to about 6 or 7', with lovely, red single blooms and stiff canes. A keeper. No scent though.

RE: Altissimo in zone 5

Thanks Roseberri and elks!
It sounds like it is worth a try. Does this one rebloom?

RE: Altissimo in zone 5

  • Posted by elks US5 Can6b (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 7:50


RE: Altissimo in zone 5

  • Posted by seil z6 MI (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 11 at 12:53

I don't have it myself but several people in my local area rose societies do and they say it grows and winters like a champ for them. It won Best of Show a couple of years ago with a huge (7") magnificent bloom!

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