Asked on Mar 24, 2015

Question about Don Juan Climbing Roses

by Milton
Can someone tell me if Don Juan roses will survive the winter if planted in a large clay pot in Lawrenceville, GA?
Thanks in advance for your help!
  6 answers
  • Wendy Jurco Wendy Jurco on Mar 25, 2015
    You could try putting them in a sheltered spot near the house also put an old curtain over them to protect them for the cold and remove it if it is a nice day. I hope this helps.
  • Terrie Neudorf Terrie Neudorf on Mar 25, 2015
    You need to look up your zone . If you live in a climate that freezes the will not survive the winter . And where I am in northern canada they have to be in the ground and covered with maltch or they don't survive .
  • Milton Milton on Mar 25, 2015
    I live in zone 8A but we have been known to have some low temps that are in that +5 degrees F range which is equal to that of zone 7B. I was planning on placing the pot up against an exterior wall of the house that is facing East, so the plant would get full morning sun. There is also a large Leyland Cypress on the front corner of the house that would help to block any winter winds off the plant.
  • Lisa Kaplan Gordon Lisa Kaplan Gordon on Mar 25, 2015
    I would worry most about them drying out in a container. Be sure to mulch and water.
  • Milton Milton on Apr 19, 2015
    Thanks for all the tips. I recently learned that the rule of thumb for plants is that they essentially lose one zone rating due to them being placed in a container.
  • Donna Soares Burt Donna Soares Burt on Jun 15, 2015
    I had one that was planted in the ground next to the garden shed and I live in NW Arkansas where the temps can get down below zero at times and snow. It survived for several years until we had a Japanese Beetle war and they ate it right down to the ground along with everything else in sight. It had grown almost half way over the garden shed and it smelled so great. Roses here are now being destroyed by a blight of some kind so I won't be planting any roses for awhile. I have to trim down the three others I have so hopefully the blight will stop. Most of Arkansas is affected by this blight.