flowers for Naubinway Michigan

Asked July 11, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT

will be moving to cottage in Naubinway Michigan on Lake Michigan. What flowers can we plant that will thrive in the climate. Will roses survive? Others?

Mackinac County Michigan flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials

1 Response

According to the USDA Hardiness Zone Map Naubinway is in zone 5a. Technically zone 5 plants should do fine this includes many of those plants we find in the lower peninsula. This includes roses. To be safe choose zone 4 plants. Note that the growing season will be much shorter . Here are some links that may be helpful: Hardiness Zone Map: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/Images/300dpi/MI.jpg
Native Plants:
http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/Going_nativeRS.pdf http://nativeplants.msu.edu/local_info/upper_peninsula
Roses for Colder Climates: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/dg6750.html
Cold Tolerant Annuals:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/components/08464-cold-tolerant-annuals.pdf

I hope this helps,