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Discussion id : 83-208
most recent 19 FEB 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 FEB 15 by amistad12

I have a flower shop in the Philippines We are getting our roses from China, Holland and Ecuador. But these are getting expensive. Recently we are planting roses in Baguio, a mountainous and temperate region in the Philippines but with little success. Can you suggest varieties that would flourish in a tropical country like the Philippines?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 FEB 15 by Rupert, Kim L.
The US climates which would probably most closely approximate the conditions you seem to be describing would be our southern states, such as Florida and along the Gulf Coast. Typically, the types which flourish in those climates with the least amount of chemical spraying for diseases tend to be the Noisettes, Chinas and Teas (not Hybrid Teas). I don't know if any of these might be suitable for your cut flower business.

What have been the issues you have encountered which have limited your success? Generally, rose species are indigenous to more northern latitudes, temperate to sub arctic. Roses growing below their natural range and any in the Southern Hemisphere, grow there because they have been taken there. They do not occur in those latitudes naturally. I would think the disease pressures where you are attempting to grow them should be rather high due to the humidity and rainfall totals.
Discussion id : 63-271
most recent 5 APR 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 APR 12 by Margaret Furness
Be careful where you plant. Photos: Ghislaine de Feligonde, 2.4m high, planted 5 years ago on the rainwater tank. Roots now breaching the plastic liner of the tank.
Lamarque, planted 1 year ago, too close to the sewer pipe.( The pump and the copper piping are for roof sprinklers in case of approaching bushfire.)
Discussion id : 62-916
most recent 23 MAR 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 MAR 12 by My Lady Godolphin
I planted some bareroot roses that I got from David Austin mail order last spring that I now want to transplant. Is there a trick or secret for how to do this? Do the roots need to be soaked in muddy water before hand or can I just remove from the one spot right into the new one?

Thank you very much,

My Lady GoDolphin
Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 MAR 12 by Palustris
In Vermont you want to transplant them soon after the ground thaws into a nice big hole with compost mixed in with your soil. Try to transplant before the roses start to leaf out.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 23 MAR 12 by My Lady Godolphin
Thank you so much. Really appreciate it. Would never have thought that is the way to go.
Best regards,

My Lady GoDolphin
Discussion id : 37-179
most recent 14 JUN 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JUN 09 by blue fire rose
hi I have just been given a josephine bruce rose question is when do i plant it and what type of area does it need to be in position wise.. i live in lithgow near the hospital end of the highway any advice would be appreciated .. thanks

Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 JUN 09 by Patricia Routley
Hello Kathy. Lithgow apparently has an average minimum temperature of -2.7 degrees centigrade. This particular rose ideally would like it warmer, so any overhead protection you can give it would be good. What about under the eave on the north side of the house, or on the north side of a sheltering shrub? 'Josephine Bruce' was said to be a low and spreading HT.
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