||One may have heard that "you can not grow roses
in Florida", while that is simply not true - it does not mean
that growing roses in Florida does not have its own challenges. Much
of the information that one might obtain pertains to our northern
friends and does not fit our hot humid climate nor does it pertain
to our sandy soil.
There are several ECO Friendly and Old Garden Roses that are
resistant to the Gall
Nematodes that trouble the South Florida rose
grower and can be grown on their own root system. However, if one is
looking for a grafted hybrid teas, David Austin's, or floribundas
rose, these should be on Fortuniana
rootstock which is also resistant to the Gall
If you need specific help ask a rosarian. We love to help.
|Check out this youtube
video on how to cut roses. The video is of Ludwig Taschner, a
world acclaimed rosarian from South Africa who visited with
our club at our Rose Conference.