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Is anyone growing David Austin roses in the Tropics?

Ohnie
7 years ago

Hi all,

This is my first post on this forum. I was hoping to get some feedback on the following.

I'm in love with DA roses and purchased 20, from an online nursery in the US. I am testing if they will thrive in this tropical very humid weather, 30 degrees celsius (86 Fahrenheit), 60-70% humidity, 50% rainfall during 2 rainy seasons (2x3 months). I thought 2-3 hours would be sufficient since the sun can be killing and burn the plant eventually.
They are still in 1 gallon containers but I have prepared raised beds (approx. 10" high) to plant them when they're 6 months or something. The location of the beds are at the East side of my garden and the roses will only get 2-3 hours of direct sunlight (which can be very hot during dry seasons).

I'm curious if there's anyone who has successfully grown DA roses in this climate and if you can provide me with some tips/advice? I really love these roses and would not like to see them die or not flowering.

Hope to get some positive feedback :)
Thanks in advance

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