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  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 Nematodes.  

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.