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K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
I am looking to plant a container rose for our patio. The wall behind is orange/red brick and anything pink or red looks awful,
It must have a really strong  scent and be disease resistant.
It's our 50th wedding anniversary and I thought an ivory or yellow would be good but it only gets limited sun later on in the day. 
Any suggestions gratefully received.


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,488
    Have a look at Wollerton Old Hall and Teasing Georgia both by David Austin. His pale roses usually do better in part shade. I have Teasing Georgia in quite a bit of shade from a tree.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,488
    edited August 2019

    Just noticed you said container, I was thinking climber for the wall. But I have The Pilgrim in a large container which is a climber and if fed and watered enough it's fine. Hasn't such a strong scent, quite mild, though.

    Vanessa Bell is lovely, 3'6", shrub.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,391
    'Chandos Beauty' is nice, sweetly scented... bit slow to repeat, just got new buds on it now and vigorous growth... very suitable for pot culture...

    'Blue For You' against red brick... scented of spiced apples... always blooming, non stop.. 18 x 18'' pot..  difficult for me to photograph properly ..

    'Minerva'.. very sweetly scented.. suitable for pot...

    'Chartreuse de Parme'.. against red brick.. one of the most powerfully and sweetly scented roses I know of...

    happy choosing your rose... and don't worry about the location...
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited August 2019
    Thank you all for your suggestions some I know of and as usual Marlorena you have some unusual ones.
    Like the look of blue for you but I see David Austin recommends full sun. Maybe I have room for more than one pot....🤔
    Oh and just looked up Vanessa Bell .. 😊👌
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Certainly mind boggled by the choice but The Poets Wife seems to fulfil my criteria.

  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,391
    @K67   I hope you have a very large pot.. this is not a small rose and demands considerable space... it's a wide spreading lanky grower needing cane support, it arches and flops all over the place... otherwise yes it's very beautiful, scented and continuous bloom form... but just so you know my plant is 5 foot tall by 6 foot wide...and that's with pruning...
    … I would choose something a little more compact if I were you... I also have Vanessa Bell... lots going for it, but scent isn't one of them really.. on the light side, bit lemony,... and although I have it in a 18 x 18 inch pot, it's quickly outgrowing it... it's also a water hog, and needs frequent watering to keep the huge number of blooms it produces, happy...
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Too late already ordered!
    According to David Austin it makes a nicely rounded shrub 3.5 x 3.5 feet, obviously not in your case @Marlorena so I am hoping it's your expertise that's responsible for the size of yours 😊
    Probably best I buy a rose obelisk and a very large pot. 

  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,391
    lol...  DA don't like to frighten people... their size estimates are always very conservative for their roses... when The Poet's Wife first came out... their senior rosarian Michael Marriott, who I follow on Instagram, said it was suitable for the front of the border...
    ..well, for the first year maybe...

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