Does a confederate rose plant have to be planted in the ground?

I live in a small camper so I need pot plant ideas. I also have a gardenia and mandilla ( not sure of spelling ) plant in pots.
q does a confederate rose plant have to be planted in the ground
Here's a picture of my plant.
  15 answers
  • Joy Joy on Jul 09, 2017
    I have 1 in the ground & 1 in a pot..both do fine.
  • Tonia Tonia on Jul 09, 2017
    No as long as the pot is deep enough for the roots to grow and round enough for the plant to spread out.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jul 10, 2017
    It should do fine in the pot! Just double check drainege- good luck!
  • Moo19213221 Moo19213221 on Jul 10, 2017
    Well, it's a "confederate" plant and pretty soon the government will come and take it down, so i wouldn't bother with it...
  • Diana Diana on Jul 10, 2017
    Hello, the confederate rose is not really a rose as its name suggests, its actually a Hibiscus. You can put it in the ground or in the largest, deepest planter or bucket you can find. (I have mine in home depo buckets-covered the bottom half with contact paper to make them look pretty.) The reason why most people suggest you put them in the ground is because with correct care they can grow about 6 to 12 foot tall. Caring for them is very easy for they like well drained soil and tolerate full or partial sun. ( when watering-water generously but don't over due it, water every few days. And if your soil gets too dry your leaves will turn yellow. I feed my plant every 2 to 3 weeks and I remove the blooms as soon as they start turning, it prevents the plant from going to seed to soon. In late September I bring mine into our mud room and set them in front of a window-- then I trim them down right before the first frost. I hope I have helped. Good Luck
  • Debby Dale Debby Dale on Jul 10, 2017
    Mine is planted in the ground, but I transplanted it from a bucket my Mom had it in, It grows taller each year and is currently over twenty feet tall. We cut it all the way back every February and by mid summer, it shoots up taller than before. Some one told me I could cut it back as it is growing and I could train it to be a bush instead of a tree, but I haven't tried it.
  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jul 10, 2017
    I'd put it in the ground where it can grow to its natural beauty. If/when you move, you'll get something new. From now on, please buy plants made for container growing. You and they will be happier in the long run. Happy Bloomin'
  • Kater Kater on Jul 10, 2017
    I have a terrace in the UK at the moment I have a peach tree in a pot with beautiful peaches, I have a fig tree in a pot with figs on..I have strawberry plants in pots... I have cherry tree... My point is you can basically grow anything if a pot is big enough...
  • Kater Kater on Jul 10, 2017
    FYI - I have Roses, Dahlias, Lillies, Hydrangeas, Jasmine, all thriving in pots... Good luck.
  • Joy Joy on Jul 10, 2017
    I have one Confederate Rose (the variety that has several different colors of flowers at one time) in the ground in the area where my central air conditioner's water goes, this one has gotten to be about 15 feet tall, is full & has beautiful blooms every year. The one in the pot doesn't get as big, but I'm thinking if I put it in a much bigger pot it probably would get somewhat bigger.
    I have a Star variety in the ground. It gets about 4-5 feet tall every year, then dies down & starts over in the Spring. I'm in central Alabama.
  • Pat Pat on Jul 10, 2017
    I grew a miniature rose in a pot and it bloomed and bloomed. Don't know what a confederate rose is.
  • Ellis Ellis on Jul 10, 2017
    I found some great faux whiskey barrel planters, and some other large resin planters, at Costco for under $20. They've lasted for 4 years now, and the plantsI have in them is quite large--a small smoke tree, and some hydrangeas.
  • Barbara C Barbara C on Jul 10, 2017
    Google and you will see a picture.

  • Diana Diana on Jul 10, 2017
    Usually Confederate roses have fly issues. White flies are the most common, they have a habit of infesting them. they like to feed on it and deprive the plant of its protiens -if they have been on it it'll look like mold on ur plant. if u need to treat ur plant-use a Horticultural oil spray or a natural Horticultural spray or Neem oil or parafinnicoil oil. Usually where ever u bought ur plant from should carry the spray. ** Stay away from pyrethroids like permethrin and please dont use carbaryl it encourages the flies. Also be careful what u buy for some of the other sprays encourage wasps and bees.
    *****Before u use the horticultural oil spray please water ur plant and wet its leaves. Gently shake off the extra water then spray. (If you water before applying the oil will soak in better and evaporate quickly.) Just please do it in the evening or early morning, PLEASE don't treat ur plant on a very hot, bright sunny day-you can hurt ur plant.
  • Diana Diana on Jul 10, 2017
    Usually flies are an issue with the Confederate rose plants. Most of the time, White flies have a habit of infesting the plants and like to feed on it and deprive it of proteins by leaving little spots on the leaves so it cant absorb the amount of sun light that it needs. If your leaves turn yellow and drop off--this may be the problem. I suggest a Horticultural oil spray or Neem Oil or Parafinnic oil. Usually the place that u purchased ur plant from carries the spray you will need for it. ***Please stay away from pyrethoids like permethin and carbaryl-and be careful of what u get some stuff actually draws wasp and bees, other sprays can hurt the other plants that you have around it. Sprays have a habit of drifting in the air so move ur plants away from other plants when u spray.
    ****When I use Horticultural oil spray--I water my plants first, wet the leaves then gently shake it to get the extra off--doing this before applying helps the oil evaporate quickly---then spray generously with your spray that u choose. (A reminder Please do not do it on a bight sunny hot day, you can hurt ur Confederate Rose plants--Best time to do it is early morning or evening . :)