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Steph Z5 Milwaukee
'Barkarole ® (hybrid tea, Evers 1988)' rose photo
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Steph Z5 Milwaukee
United States
I grow roses in Zone 5 Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a Zone 3/4, 8500 ft. altitude mountain garden in Winter Park, Colorado; successful winterization is my nemesis!

I was bitten by the Floribunda Bug in 2015 - when a Queen Elizabeth Body Bag caught my eye - and have now diversified to grow the following (non-body-bags):

In Zone 5 - Aloha Climber, Gene Boerner, Savoy Hotel, Souvenir du Docteur Jamain and Taboo.

In Zone 3/4 - Austrian Copper, Harison’s Yellow, Morden Blush, Prairie Sunrise, Queen Mary 2, Roberta Bondar, SDJ, and Taboo.

Ideas other than Queen Elizabeth for a lighter pink and/or dark red rose hedge/climber/rambler of minimum 6 feet (Z5, many-petaled, fragrant roses with strong rebloom) are always welcome.

May you always have rich compost under your nails, breathe daily the seductive fragrance of a hybrid tea, and may Japanese Beetles tremble at the sight of you!

Happy Gardening!

- Steph
Beginner (3 years)
Last visit: Friday, July 6th

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