I fell in love with these tiny roses when I was in Melbourne this past fall. It was spring there and the Banksia Roses were in bloom everywhere – tiny, delicate roses that are nearly thornless vigorous climbers. I know, I know – southern Connecticut is not quite the same climate as Melbourne, Australia, but I have decided to give them a try anyhow.
Most growers list theLady Banks Roses as hardy to zone 7 and we are zone 6b-7a, but I love a challenge! Found reasonably priced plants from Brushwood Nurseries (www.gardenvines.com) – also found a hardy jasmine I added to my order. By the way, got an almost immediate response from them to the questions I emailed and that gives them big points in my book!