Mutabilis, Butterfly Rose

Asked April 9, 2018, 12:03 PM EDT

I had one of these when I lived in the southwest. It was the most beautiful flowering bush I've ever had and I would love to have one again. Very unique, fast growning and gorgeous constant blooms. I'm in Delano, MN. It's a zone 5-6 and up rose. Can I plant this and bury it in the fall? I've never "tipped" a rose? Any way to bring it inside or do I buy a new one every spring and pot it for a season?

Wright County Minnesota roses winter protection

1 Response

The Minnesota tip method works very well and most rose growers can be successful. Roses can also be overwintered in a heated garage in pots. It is a little riskier but usually works. Please see the information below to compare methods of overwintering roses.
https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/minnesota-tip-method-of-protecting-garden-r...
https://minnesotarosesociety.org/winterizing-roses/
https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/roses-protecting-for-winter/
http://theminnesotarosegardener.blogspot.com/2012/10/overwintering-potted-roses-in-garage.html