Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:12
Woody said "Just remembered that someone, quite a few days ago so I can't find who, said they were going to plant their rose "Complicata" in a pot. I have this one, which I saw in profusion at Mottisfont, and it is HUGE. It has loads of arching stems which stretch up to about 7 ft. and then sweep down to the ground. It really is my largest rose. "
That was me. I bought a rosa Complicata from David Austin in June, impulse buy as the flowers were so beautiful. But I haven't room at the moment and it's stayed in it's original pot until now, I have fed it. So I've just planted it in a large pot and I'll see how it goes. It can stay there for another year until I decide what to do. But I do have climbers in large pots and they've done OK. I have a deer problem in the unfenced bit of garden. I had to dig up roses and put them in pots to rescue them. David Austin has a courtyard garden full of roses in pots and some are quite big.