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Discussion id : 58-623
most recent 14 NOV 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 NOV 11 by Grntrz5
What type of soil do Gallica like? I'm wondering if all the old classes of roses from Europe and the Mediterranean areas need similar conditons.

I'm assuming they come from areas where the soils are more neutral or alkaline, and are perfectly garden like.

My area of Missouri (Z5b) is acid clay with lots of rocks, and receives all weather extremes. Winters don't have reliable snow cover, and are usually windy, with -20F for a few days in most years. Summers start with humidity, and become hot very quickly, 110F and end in drought. Our total rainfall per year averages 20-25".
Discussion id : 34-113
most recent 23 FEB 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 FEB 09 by Evelin
We have 14 Europeana (bush rose) planted at the front and back of our house in a coastal suburb of Perth/Australia. We live 800m from the beach and can get quite strong afternoon breezes. Temperatures can get up to 40 degrees celcius.

Europeana is a stunning rose, never stops flowering, no pests and very robust. We have poor soil which we improved with sheep manure, blood and bone, soil improver, mulch and fertilize once a month. The rootstock is fortuneana (specific for western Australia).
Discussion id : 225
most recent 19 OCT 05 SHOW ALL
Initial post 12 MAR 03 by Unregistered Guest
What roses are good choices for poor soil conditions?
Reply #1 of 6 posted 12 MAR 03 by Alex Sutton
[From Roses: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia..., by Peter Beales, p. 73:] Most Wichuraiana Ramblers are worth trying in poor soil conditions.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 17 MAY 03 by susie from england
some rugosas (some grow in sand in Japan, on the beaches) - but I find that Albas and then Gallicas have the best chance, also hybrid musks. No problem. But try and give the soil a boost now and then.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 4 AUG 03 by John Rogoskey
Here in florida magority of all roses do best grafted to fortuniana rootstock. I my self have planted a dozen varieties this year alone and the differance between roses grafted to other rootstocks is amazing! It is an evergreen tropical china rose. The blooms are white and fragrant. It loves sandy soil and is completly resistant to rootknot nematodes and soil born disease. It sends roots out 10 ft or more from the base and down only 10 inches. In colder climates it would have to be planted in early spring and insulated heavily with mulch. You can buy fortuniana rose at several antique rose dealers and modern roses grafted to fortuniana at I have boiught several from Mr. Muncy and all are doing great. John, Holly Hill, Fl
Reply #4 of 6 posted 21 SEP 03 by Nicole
Theresa Bugnet is a good one for poor soil. I saw one growing in an empty lot here in Colorado,zone5. Even Walmart carries this one,available bareroot in early Spring.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 21 SEP 03 by Nicole
Theresa Bugnet is a good one for poor soil. I saw one growing in an empty lot here in Colorado,zone5. It's even available as a bareroot rose,in the Spring at Walmart.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 19 OCT 05 by Unregistered Guest
Pink climber Rosarium Uetersen. I grow it first year only, z 6a, almost in pure clay and gravel (city lot), just planted in moderate hole with normal soil. In 5 months from bareroot it is 6 ft tall, very healthy. Second was in the shade - survived, healthy, but very restricted growth.
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