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Postby Plyplanter » Apr 26, 2008 12:40 pm

I live in a zone 6 area and have just purchased an arbor with two side planters.I would like to plant something that is fast growing to cover the arbor and have the most blooms for the season.What are my best options?,and can you plant climbing roses in planters?.......plyplanter
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 26, 2008 12:57 pm

In zone 6 you probably can. It depends on how big the planter boxes are.
If you went with something like a John Davis which is hardy to zone 3 it shouldn't be a problem.

Check this link for a list of hardy climbing roses.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/galetta/tables ... roses.html

If you are looking for an annual there are many that will fit the bill. Morning Glories, Silver Lace Vine, cup and saucer vine, just to mention a few.
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Postby mollyzone5 » Apr 26, 2008 5:15 pm

Silver Lace Vine is no annual,it is a very hardy perennial and will overwinter in a planter box just fine.
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Postby butterfly » Apr 26, 2008 5:26 pm

I was just going to say that

My Silver lace vine is 5 yr old and it is perennial

I planted another last year so hope it comes back

They can be a bit thoucy in zone 5b if a harsh winter

I lost one after it was 8 yr old during a winter we had no snow

Just thinking tho, it properly is an annual in Lyn's zone 3
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