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Container rose recommendations please

B3B3 Posts: 27,284
Could anyone recommend a rose or two that would be genuinely happy rather than just tolerate living in a container? Not a climber.
I'd prefer that it wasn't pink.I
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • TackTack Posts: 1,356
    edited October 2021
    Hi. Absolutely Fabulous, Easy Does It and Ebb Tide are doing really well for me. It is in its first year but Desdemona is also looking promising.
    Central southern England
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,284
    Thanks @Tack. Will have a look at them all😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,284
    Love the desdemona. Will look out for that one
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,921
    edited October 2021
    The more massive the container you can offer, the happier the rose will be.

    Absolutely Fabulous (Julia Child) gets really cracking reviews.

  • B3B3 Posts: 27,284
    That's a lovely rose @fire but I already have a large and ancient Arthur Bell on the patio.  I'm not sure about getting another yellow rose.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • EustaceEustace Posts: 2,205
    I'm getting this rose, after having seen its glorious blooms at a friend's place who grows them in pots. I particularly like how the stamens stand out prominently.

    Oxford. The City of Dreaming Spires.
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils (roses). Taking a bit of liberty with Wordsworth :)

  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,511
    Well the new blooms have a hint of pink then age to white, but Marie Pavie was my rose of the year. New, but established fast, healthy foliage, subtle but wafty scent, covered in blooms all summer and still going. I have two in pots either side of my front door and they seem happy and undemanding:

    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,284
    That's beautiful -  and not too pink! @Eustace
    Another lovely one too @Nollie
    White with a hint of pink seems to be the way to go
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,350
    Pheno Geno Mileva (Ava, Renée van Wegberg)
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  • B3B3 Posts: 27,284
    Thanks @edhelka. A strong scent is a bonus😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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