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how do I get roses to grow in area with little sun?

I live on the east side of a mountain and the house blocks much of the garden during the morning hours. Any ideas?

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2 Responses to “how do I get roses to grow in area with little sun?”

  1. Cat on June 4th, 2010 8:40 pm

    Yes. Put the roses someplace else, where they will get at least 5-6 hours of sun a day.

    Put shade loving flowers and plant in the yard to the east. Hostas, violas, cyclamen, astillbe, climbing flase hydrangea vine, lilly of the valley, impatiens, rhododendrons…there are others. The list of plant that grow inthe shade is much shorter than ones that like sun, but they are out there. Ask at your local nursery, and they can porbably show you what will work in your area and plant hardiness zone in mostly shade.

    I wish there was a way to make roses happy in mostly shade, but there simply isn’t.

  2. plaplant8 on June 4th, 2010 9:29 pm

    You may be setting yourself up for disappointment if you don’t have a good sunny spot for roses. The get fungal problems if they do not get enough sun. Not very pretty when they are covered in blackspot or mildew. If there is a spot there that gets 5 or 6 hours of sun, you could probably grow roses.

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