Austin roses, on their own roots

Last fall I made a conscious decision to buy Austin roses on their own roots from Heirloom Roses in St. Paul, OR. Not because they are cheaper than the grafted ones from David Austin in Texas – because they are not. Heirloom still has to pay a fee to propagate the patented roses. I wanted to see how they would perform in a newly renovated garden that gets sun all morning, until 1:00 pm. My plan for the bed was to include all own-root roses so the plantings would mature together, rather than have the Austin roses on Dr. Huey grow quickly and dwarf the others which are only available as own root roses. This bed also holds the Polyanthas I shared yesterday and a few Buck roses that I will share at a later point.

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Here is the progress of the bed nine months later.

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‘Sharifa Ashma’ is blooming well, with a touch of powdery mildew on the leaves.

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‘Graham Thomas’ is blooming well. I also have ‘Abraham Darby’ in this bed however it is not blooming at this time.

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