Sometimes the most memorable surprises are found in the most unusual places. In today’s post, I share growing a My Boutique Container Rose.
My Bouquet Rose
The solid yellow bloom of this My Boutique Rose is one of those surprises like many of the other barefoot roses I found this summer stuffed in plastic bags and merchandised in crates on shelves sometimes not even in a garden center. I find the best roses in the most unusual places at garden centers locally.
In early spring 2013, I found a basket of root roses for sale at the grocery store. Wrapped in a unique patterned plastic bag and the $4 price tag caught my eye. The package read ‘ Elegant Blooms. Patio to vase’ – how cool is that?! My Bouquet happens to be from Ball Horticulture.
This variety is a cross between a miniature rose and a hybrid tea form. The bloom pedals are a thick velvet to touch – unlike any other, I’ve ever grown in my garden. I loved having this compact rose shrub growing on my pond deck and being able to cut a bouquet to take indoors. The roses seemed to last a week or two longer than my other roses.
I want to note that most roses labeled ‘container or miniature’ rose will perform the same way as My Bouquet Rose variety.
Planting My Bouquet in a Container
The most important thing to remember when planting a rose in a container is that you allow good drainage. Roots of the roses do not like to get too wet nor do they like to be too dry. Be sure to pick a container with drainage holes. Keep in mind if you plan on keeping the rose container outdoors for the winter because you will need to use a freezer-safe material. Check the container description to be sure the material can withstand the cold in your area.
The bloom was unlike any other: as a heavy velvet fabric so you will want to encourage new blooms to enjoy. My Bouquet rose bloom last much longer then the roses I would cut and bring indoors to enjoy during the summer months. On the plant, the bloom would turn brown along the edges as it wilted – hardly showing any signs of it fading weeks after opening. This rose is a must in any container or landscape labeled as a winter hardy able to survive 20*- F.
The rose loves to be fed an organic fertilizer to keep the blooms coming. I recommend watering the rose as needed and feeding once a week to encourage new buds to form.
Wintering Over The Container Rose
My first container rose varieties were left outside for the winter in hardiness zone 5b. As of 2018, I have 8 different container roses I grow year-round in my geodesic biodome. Most roses can withstand freezing temperatures of -10 F for a short time during the winter months if they are my geodesic biodome.
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Happy Rose Growing,