Asked on May 20, 2017

Roses (climbing):What roses would you recommend for Calgary?

Hillela G.


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  • Hillela G.
    on May 21, 2017

    Due to the short growing season in Calgary, roses need at least six hours of strong daylight to become as established as possible before the next winter. Roses prefer about six feet of ground space, away from trees, and soil of a slightly acidic pH level. The hardier “prairie rose” or “shrub rose” subtypes can work well in Calgary, but there are well over 100 types of winter-hardy varietals that can get your rose garden started right and lasting through solidly into the spring thaw.

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