In Alabama we typically have two seasons; hot and really hot. A sometimes end up with a couple of weeks during January that we refer to as a cool spell that we sometimes call winter. The last two years that has sort of changed all that. We are actually beginning to see seasons that affect our roses grow and bloom.
It’s not even Thanksgiving and we have already had three or four frosts. This is highly unusual south of Birmingham Alabama. It is a very interesting way to see just which of our roses will survive these types of conditions. So this morning I’ve been out walking through the garden and these some of are the roses that have survived to bloom another day. Roses that have withstood three frosts and temps in the 20’s. An interesting mix.
Keep in mind I’m growing roses in zone 8a central Alabama and your results with these varieties may not be the same depending on your growing habits, soil conditions and of course your own growing zone…… It is interesting to me that as our climates begins to change so do the roses. They are adaptable. They are survivors.