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If you love roses, you can enjoy the variety of flowers and the heavenly scent directly at the patio on the terrace - because almost all varieties of roses that do not grow too big thrive in the pot in the long term. You just need a little more care than planted in the garden and need as a deep rooting a sufficiently large and above all tall vessel. Especially flowering bed and small shrub roses are well suited as potted plants. Small-growth breeds such as dwarf roses are just as predestined, even as an eye-catcher in window boxes and hanging baskets.
Location and ground
Important for the Rosenkultur are a sunny, well-ventilated location and - with the exception of the minis - a vessel of at least 40 centimeters high with several drain holes in the ground, so that rainwater and irrigation water can drain well. When potting, use high-quality potting soil that is tailored to the needs of roses. The investment is worthwhile and pays off through healthy growth and a rich flowering.
Waterlogging does not like waterlogging, but drought does not, so the soil in the pot should never dry out. For the nutrient supply depot fertilizer is advisable, which supplies the long-term bloomers over four, five months. If necessary, liquid supplements are made daily until July.
On the terrace near the seat (on the left), the intense scent of shrub rose 'Nina Renaissance' is particularly well perceived. The bushy growing, fragrant bed rose 'Olympic Palace' with apricot-colored flowers in the front right. High trunks 'Orange Sensation' and Edelrose 'Candlelight' (right) remain in a fragrant mood until late summer. Thyme contributes spicy foliage, orange magic bells and gold cups 'Desert Gold' (Chrysocephalum) fit perfectly with the bright rose red
Scented and blooming, countless container roses are now available for sale in many garden centers - perfect for supplementing one's own garden with one or the other variety. Do not put more than two roses in a pot, even if the vessel initially seems quite large. Roses are very vigorous and grow more and more over the years, even if they are cut like the classic garden roses every spring.
Suitable companion for pot roses
For the planting of stems, faintly growing rose companions with similar habitat and care claims are offered, such as the white-flowering upright bluebell 'silver rain' or the blue-flowered steppe sage 'Marcus'. Lavender is better grouped in containers. He needs a rather sandy, nutrient-poor substrate and, above all, significantly less water. If both plants grow together in a pot, either the lavender is too moist or the rose is too dry. Tall-stemmed roses can be planted in the pot very well with low shrubs or summer flowers and ground cover. Very nice, for example, a ground cover of star moss (sangina) or heather lilies.
Protect pot roses in winter
Due to the small earth volume, pot roses need winter protection from November to protect the roots from heavy frost. If you find no place for the plants within the house, you can also pack the buckets in protective tissue: Voluminous pots are best packaged individually with several layers of fleece or jute fabric. The bale surface can also be covered with jute or with dry autumn leaves. If the plants stand on stone slabs, you should place a polystyrene or wooden plate under them to insulate them against the cold of the ground.