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Container rose for fence - north- shade. Alberic barbier or the pilgrim?

TinglyTingly Posts: 140

Helo there

I need to grow a rose (well actually two to form an arch)  on a north east boder, next to a fence, in a container .(too near a building to be planted)

i need it to grow 6ft 6 upwards and 6 ft across (in other words 12.6 feet)

after going through plantfinders I have come up with two- alberic barbier or the pilgrim

Just wondered if anyone out there had any insight/preference of either of these two please?

many thanks as usual

 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,234

    I have an Alberic Barbier and it is 20 feet in all directions. Far too big for a container. Extremely thorny. Don't know anything about the Pilgrim though.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140

    Thanks Pansyface- looks like the pilgrim wins then!

     

     

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 875

    Alberic Barbier is a lovely rose but it is big and needs to spread it's roots; not good for a container as pansy says.

  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140

    Thanks Redwing - i will try the pilgrim- "he who would valiant be" as the song goes!!!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,265

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    I have "The Pilgrim" in a pot. It's lovely, but needs feeding and watering more often than it would if it were in the ground. This was it last year, but it's not quite out yet.

     

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140

    Oh how lovely! Thanks so much for the photo. Theres lots on the shop websites but i never trust them! Thanks busylizzieimage

  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140

    Busy Lizzie- how big is your pot and how big is your rose please? Just working out what size pot i would need for 12 foot of growth.

    thanks

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,265

    The pot is 50cms tall and 55cms wide at the top. Not sure about the rose, depends on time of year and whether I've just pruned it! Need a step ladder. Think it's about 10 feet in that photo. It's 6 or 7 years old.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140

    Ooh great-thanks- i better get a couple of big pots then.

  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140

    Busy Lizzie- how big is your pot and how big is your rose please? Just working out what size pot i would need for 12 foot of growth.

    thanks

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