2018 Rose List

 

Our 2018 Rose List Has Arrived!

Have you been thinking about which roses you will add to the garden next spring? We have and encourage you to start planning!

Our rose buyer, Nancy Stewart, has mapped out hundreds of roses to bring in for the winter of 2018. “We are making a strong effort to carry the range and depth in rose varieties with many suggested by author Nita Jo Rountree in her book, Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest,” states Stewart.

Be sure to study our 2018 Rose List insert to discover over 50 new or returning varieties totaling our beautiful collection to over 450 varieties of roses!  Rose Lists are now available at the Garden Store and Primrose Antiques & Gifts.

Visit our rose and perennial display garden with hundreds of English and old roses surrounding our 1888 one-room schoolhouse. Peak bloom time is June through September.

 

Download our 2018 Rose List in PDF format

Try this reliable Spring Rose Tonic for flourishing roses.

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Roses A-Z

A

A Shropshire Lad (ES) Pb $29.95

Abbaye De Cluncy (HT) Ab vf $27.95

About Face (GR) Ob $27.95

Abraham Darby (ES) Ab vf * + $29.95

Alba Meidiland (GC) W * + $27.95

All my Loving (HT) P $27.95

Always and Forever (HT) R $27.95

Anastasia (HT) W $27.95

Angel Face (FL) M vf $27.95

Anthony Meilland (FL) Y + $29.95

Apricot Candy (HT) A + $29.95

Apricots n’Cream (HT) Ab $29.95

Aromatherapy (HT) P vf $29.95

 

B

Ballerina (HMU) P * + $29.95

Barbra Streisand (HT) M vf $27.95

Barkarole (HT) R $29.95

Bella’roma (HT) Yb vf $27.95

Belle Amour (GA) P vf * $29.95

Belle de Crecy (GA) Mb vf * $29.95

Belle Poitevine (RU) P vf * + $29.95

Beloved (HT) R $29.95

Benjamin Britten (ES) Rb vf +  $29.95

Betty Boop (FL) Y/R * $27.95

Beverly (HT) P vf $29.95

Bewitched (HT) P $27.95

Big Momma (HT) P vf $27.95

Bishop’s Castle (ES) P vf + $29.95

Black Baccara (HT) R $27.95

Black Forest (FL) R $29.95

Blanc Double de Coubert (RU) W vf *  $27.95

Bloody Mary (FL) R + $29.95

Blue Girl (HT) M $27.95

Blush Hip (AL) P vf +$27.95

Bolero (FL) W vf + $29.95

Bonica (SH) P * + $27.95

Boscobel (ES) P vf + $29.95

Brandy (HT) Ab $27.95

Bronze Star (HT) Ab $29.95

Brother Cadfael (ES) P $29.95

Bull’s Eye (SH) Wb + $27.95

Burgundian Rose (CE) Pb vf * +  $29.95

 

C

Candy Cane Cocktail (FL) Pb + $29.95

Canyon Road (FL) R + $27.95

Carding Mill (ES) Ab vf * + $29.95

Charles Darwin (ES) Y vf * $29.95

Charles de Mills (GA) Rb * +  $29.95

Charlotte (ES) Y vf * + $29.95

Ch-Ching (GR) Y vf $27.95

Chicago Peace (HT) Pb $27.95

Chihuly (FL) Ob + $27.95

Children’s Hope (PO) Rb + $27.95

Chris Evert (HT) Ob $27.95

Chrysler Imperial (HT) R vf $27.95

Cinco de Mayo (FL) Ob $27.95

Claire Austin (ES) W vf + $29.95

Complicata (HGA) P * $29.95

Crescendo (HT) Pb $27.95

Crimson Bouquet (GR) R $29.95

Crocus Rose (ES) Yb vf * $29.95

Crown Princess Margareta (ES) Ab vf  + $29.95

 

D

Darcey Bussell (ES) R vf + $29.95

Dark Desire (HT) Rb vf $27.95

Dark Night (HT) Rb $29.95

Darlow’s Enigma (HMU) W * + $29.95

David Thompson (RU) P * + $29.95

Day Breaker (FL) Ab * $27.95

Dee-lish (HT) P vf $27.95

Dick Clark (GR) Pb $27.95

Distant Drums (FL) Pb * $29.95

Doris Day (FL) Y vf $27.95

Double Delight (HT) Rb vf * $27.95

Dream Come True (GR) Yb $27.95

Drift (GC) + $27.95

– White W

– Peach Ab

– Sweet P *

– Apricot A *

Drop Dead Red (FL) R $27.95

Dwarf Pavement (RU) P + $27.95

 

E

Earth Angel (FL) Pb $29.95

Easter Basket (FL) Yb + $27.95

Easy Does It (FL) Ab $27.95

Easy Going (FL) Y * $27.95

Easy on the Eyes (SH) Mb +  $27.95

Easy Spirit (FL) W + $27.95

Easy to Please (FL) Pb $27.95

Ebb Tide (FL) M vf $27.95

Edith’s Darling (MF) Ab vf + $27.95

Eglanteria (SP) P vf * + $27.95

Eglantyne (ES) P vf * + $29.95

Elina (HT) Y * $27.95

Ellé (HT) Pb vf $29.95

Elmshorn (SH) P * + $29.95

England’s Rose (ES) P vf $29.95

Eternal Flame (HT) Y vf + $27.95

Evelyn (ES) Ab vf * $29.95

Eyeconic Lychee Lemonade (SH) Ab + $27.95

 

F

Falling in Love (HT) Pb vf $27.95

Falstaff (ES) R vf + $29.95

Fantin Latour (CE) P vf * + $29.95 Fired Up (FL) Y/Ob $29.95

Firefighter (HT) R vf $27.95

First Crush (FL) P $29.95

Flower Carpet (GC) + $29.95

– Amber A

– Appleblossom P

– Coral O

– Pink P

– Pink Splash Pb

– Pink Supreme P

– Red R

– Scarlet R

– White W

– Yellow Y

Folklore (HT) Ob vf * $29.95

Foxi Pavement (RU) P + $27.95

Fragrant Cloud (HT) O/R vf * $27.95

Fragrant Memory (HT) P vf $27.95

Fragrant Plum (GR) M vf $27.95

Francis Meilland (HT) P vf + $27.95

Frau Dagmar Hartopp (RU) P * $27.95

Frau Karl Druschki (HP) W * $27.95

French Lace (FL) * $29.95

Frida Kahlo (FL) R/Yb $29.95

Full Sail (HT) W vf $27.95

 

G

Gemini (HT) Pb * $27.95

Gentle Hermione (ES) P vf + $29.95

George Burns (FL) Y/Rb $29.95

Gertrude Jekyll (ES) P vf + $29.95

Gilded Sun (FL) Y + $27.95

Gipsy Boy (BO) R * $27.95

Girl’s Night Out (HT) P vf $29.95

Gold Medal (GR) Y * $27.95

Gold Struck (GR) Y $29.95

Golden Celebration (ES) Y vf * +  $29.95

Golden Wings (SH) Y * $27.95

Good as Gold (HT) O $27.95

Grace (ES) A vf * $29.95

Graham Thomas (ES) Y vf * + $29.95

Granada (HT) Rb vf $27.95

Grande Amore (HT) R $29.95

Grande Dame (HT) P vf $27.95

Green Romantica (HT) W $27.95

 

H

Hansa (RU) M vf * + $27.95

Harison’s Yellow (HF) * + $27.95

Harlow Carr (ES) P vf $29.95

Heathcliff (ES) R vf $29.95

Helmut Schmidt (HT) Y $29.95

Henry Hudson (HRU) W * $27.95

Henri Martin (MO) R vf * + $27.95

Henry Fonda (HT) Y $27.95

Honey Nectar (GR) Ab $29.95

Honey Perfume (FL) Ab $29.95

Honor (HT) W $27.95

Hope for Humanity (SH) R* + $27.95

Hot Cocoa (FL) Rb * $27.95

Huntington Rose (ES) P $29.95

 

I

Iceberg (FL) W * $27.95

Icecap (SH) W * + $27.95

Ingrid Bergman (HT) R * $27.95

Intrigue (FL) Mb vf $29.95

 

J

James Galway (ES) P * + $29.95

James Mason (GA) R vf + $29.95

Jens Munk (RU) P vf * + $27.95

John F. Kennedy (HT) W $27.95

Jubilee Celebration (ES) P vf * $29.95

Jude the Obscure (ES) Yb vf * $29.95

Judy Garland (FL) Y $27.95

Julia Child (FL) Y vf * $27.95

Jump for Joy (FL) A $27.95

Just Joey (HT) Ob vf * $27.95

 

K

Keepsake (HT) Pb $29.95

Ketchup & Mustard (FL) O/R $27.95

Knock Out (SH) R * + $27.95

– Double Knock Out R * + $27.95

– Pink Double Knock Out P * + $27.95

– Sunny Knockout Y + $27.95

– White Knockout W * + $27.95

Koko Loko (FL) Mb $27.95

 

L

Lady Emma Hamilton (ES) Yb vf * $29.95

Lady of Shalott (ES) Ob + $29.95

Lasting Love (HT) R $27.95

Lava Flow (FL) R * $27.95

L.D. Braithwaite (ES) R vf + $29.95

Le Petit Prince (FL) Mb $29.95

Leda (DA) W/R * + $29.95

Legends (HT) R $27.95

Leonardo da Vinci (FL) P $29.95

Lichfield Angel (ES) W + $29.95

Linda Campbell (RU) R* + $27.95

Love (GR) Rb $27.95

Love & Peace (HT) Pb vf $27.95

Love’s Magic (HT) R * $27.95

Love Song (FL) M $27.95

 

M

Madame Hardy (DA) W vf * +  $29.95

Madame Isaac Periere (BO) P vf * + $29.95

Madame Plantier (AL) W * + $27.95

Mardi Gras (FL) Ob $27.95

Marie Pavie (PO) W * + $27.95

Margaret Merril (FL) W vf * $27.95

Marie Bugnet (RU) W vf * $27.95

Marilyn Monroe (HT) Ab* $27.95

Martin Frobisher (HRU) P vf + $29.95

Mary Rose (ES) P * + $29.95

Melody Parfumee (GR) M vf $27.95

Memorial Day (HT) M vf $27.95

Mercury Rising (HT) Pb $29.95

Michelangelo (HT) Y vf + $29.95

Midas Touch (HT) Y $27.95

Midnight Blue (SH) M + $27.95

Miranda Lambert (HT) P vf $29.95

Miss Congeniality (GR) Wb $27.95

Mister Lincoln (HT) R vf * $27.95

Moje Hammarberg (RU) M * + $27.95

Molineux (ES) Y vf * + $29.95

Moondance (FL) W $27.95

Moonlight Romantica (HT) Yb vf +  $29.95

Moonstone (HT) Wb * $27.95

Morden Sunrise (SH) Yb * + $29.95

Mother of Pearl (GR) A * + $29.95

Munstead Wood (ES) R vf * + $29.95

Mutabilis (CH) Yb * $27.95

 

N

Nastarana (NO) W * + $27.95

Neil Diamond (HT) R/W vf $27.95

Neptune (HT) M vf $27.95

New Zealand (HT) P vf $27.95

Nicole Carol Miller (GR) Mb vf  $29.95

Nootka Rose (SP) P + $24.95

Nymphenburg (HMU) Pb* + $27.95

 

O

Octoberfest (GR) Ob $27.95

Oh My! (SH) R $27.95

Old Blush (CH) P * + $27.95

Olivia Rose Austin (ES) P vf + $29.95

Olympiad (HT) R * $27.95

Opening Night (HT) R $27.95

Oranges n’ Lemons (SH) O/Y + $27.95

Orchid Romance (FL) Mb vf $27.95

Outta the Blue (SH) Mb vf * + $27.95

Over the Moon (HT) A $27.95

 

P

Papa Meilland (HT) R vf $29.95

Parade Day (GR) Pb vf $29.95

Pascali (HT) W $27.95

Pat Austin (ES) O vf $29.95

Paul Neyron (HP) P vf * + $29.95

Peace (HT) Yb * $27.95

Peach Swirl (HT) Ab vf $27.95

Penelope (HMU) P * + $29.95

Peter Mayle (HT) P vf $27.95

Pillowfight (SH) W * $27.95

Playboy (FL) Rb * $27.95

Plum Perfect (FL) Mb + $29.95

Polar Express (SH) W $27.95

Polynesian Punch (FL) Ob + $29.95

Pope John Paul II (HT) W $27.95

Port Sunlight (ES) Ab vf + $29.95

Pretty Lady Rose (HT) P * $27.95

Princess Alexandra of Kent (ES) P vf * +  $29.95

Princess Anne (ES) P * + $29.95

Princesse Charlene de Monaco (HT) A vf  + $27.95

Pteracantha (SP) W + $29.95

Pumpkin Patch (FL) O $27.95

Purple Pavement (RU) P * + $27.95

Purple Tiger (FL) M $27.95

 

Q

Queen Elizabeth (GR) P * $27.95

Queen of Denmark (AL) Pb vf * +  $29.95

Queen of Sweden (ES) P * + $29.95

 

R

Radiant Perfume (GR) Y vf $27.95

Rainbow Happy Trails (GC) + $27.95

Raspberry Kiss (SH) Pb $29.95

Raspberry Rugostar (RU) P + $27.95

Red Gold (FL) R/O $27.95

Red Ribbons (GC) R* + $ 27.95

Reine de Violettes (HP) M * $29.95

Ring of Fire (HT) Ob $27.95

Rio Samba (HT) Ob $27.95

Rock & Roll (GR) R/W vf $27.95

Rosa ‘Alba Semi-plena’ (AL) W * $29.95

Roseraie de l’Hay (RU) R vf * + $29.95

Rose-Marie (ES) Wb * $29.95

Rosie the Riveter (FL) Ob $29.95

Rubrifolia (SP) P * + $27.95

Rugelda (HRU) Y + $27.95

Rugosa (SP) P * + $27.95

Rugosa Alba (SP) W * + $27.95

 

S

Sally Holmes (SH) W * + $27.95

Scentimental (FL) R/W vf $27.95

Scepter’d Isle (ES) P vf * + $29.95

Sea Foam (SH) W * + $27.95

Secret (HT) Pb vf * $27.95

Secret’s Out (HT) W vf $27.95

Sedona (HT) Ob vf $27.95

Sevillana (FL) Rb + $27.95

Sexy Rexy (FL) P * $27.95

Sharifa Asma (ES) $29.95

Sheila’s Perfume (HT) Yb vf * $27.95

Shining Moment (FL) M + $27.95

Shirley’s Bouquet (HT) W $29.95

Silver Star (GR) M * $29.95

Smokin’ Hot (HT) Ob $27.95

Snow Pavement (RU) W + $27.95

South Africa (GR) O $29.95

Souvenir de Baden Baden (HT) Pb *  $29.95

Sparkle & Shine (FL) Y + $27.95

St. Swithun (ES) P vf + $29.95

St. Tropez (FL) Ab $29.95

Stanwell Perpetual (HS) W vf * + $27.95

Stephens’ Big Purple (HT) M $27.95

Sterling Silver (HT) M vf $27.95

Strawberry Hill (ES) P vf + $29.95

Strike it Rich (GR) Yb vf $27.95

Sugar Moon (HT) W vf $27.95

Summer Romance (FL) P vf $27.95

Summer Sun (FL) O/P $29.95

Sun Flare (FL) Y * $29.95

Sunset Celebration (HT) A * $27.95

Sunshine Happy Trails (GC) + $27.95

Sunsprite (FL) Y vf * $27.95

Susan Williams-Ellis (ES) W vf $29.95

Sweet Mademoiselle (HT) Pb vf +  $29.95

 

T

Tamora (ES) Ab vf $29.95

Tahitian Sunset (HT) Ab $29.95

Tahitian Treasure (GR) P + $29.95

Teasing Georgia (ES) Yb + $29.95

Tequila (SH) Ab + $27.95

The Alnwick Rose (ES) P vf + $29.95

The Ancient Mariner (ES) P +  $29.95

The Fairy (PO) P * + $27.95

The Generous Gardener (ES) Pb vf + $29.95

The Lady Gardener (ES) A vf $29.95

The Lark Ascending (ES) A $29.95

The Mayflower (ES) P $29.95

The McCartney Rose (HT) P vf * $27.95

The Pilgrim (ES) Y vf + $29.95

The Poet’s Wife (ES) Y vf + $29.95

The Wedgewood Rose (ES) P + $29.95

Therese Bugnet (HRU) P * + $27.95

Thomas à Becket (ES) R $29.95

Tiffany (HT) Pb vf * $27.95

Top Gun (SH) R + $29.95

Topaz Jewel (HRU) Y + $27.95

Touch of Class (HT) Pb * $29.95

Toulouse Lautrec (HT) Y vf $27.95

Tournament of Roses (GR) P * $27.95

Tranquility (ES) W + $29.95

Traviata (HT) R * $27.95

Tropicana (HT) O vf $27.95

Trumpeter (FL) O/R * $27.95

Tuscan Sun (FL) O * $27.95

Tuscany Superb (GA) Mb vf * +  $29.95

Twilight Zone (GR) M vf $27.95

 

U

Under the Cherry Moon (FL) Mb +  $29.95

 

V

Valencia (HT) Ab vf $29.95

Variegata di Bologna (BO) W/P vf +  $27.95

Vavoom (FL) O $27.95

Violet’s Pride (FL) Mb vf $27.95

 

W

Watercolors Home Run (SH) + $27.95

Wedding Bells (HT) P $29.95

White Licorice (FL) W vf $27.95

White Majesty (HT) W + $27.95

White Meidiland (GC) W * + $27.95

Wild Blue Yonder (GR) M vf $27.95

William Morris (ES) Ab $29.95

William Shakespeare 2000 (ES) R vf  $29.95

Winchester Cathedral (ES) W + $29.95

Windermere (ES) Wb vf + $29.95

Winnipeg Parks (SH) Pb* + $27.95

Winter Sun (HT) Y $29.95

Wisley 2008 (ES) P $29.95

Wollerton Old Hall (ES) W vf + $29.95

Woods Rose (SP) P + $27.95

 

Y

Yellow Jacket (SH) Y $29.95

Young Lycidas (ES) Pb vf + $29.95

Yves Piaget (HT) P vf $27.95

 

 

Climbing Roses

Alberic Barbier (RA) W * $29.95

Alchymist Ab * $29.95

Alister Stella Gray (NO) Y * $29.95

Altissimo R * $29.95

America Ob vf * $27.95

Autumn Sunset Ab vf * $27.95

Blaze R * + $27.95

Candyland Pb $27.95

Cecile Brunner (PO) P * $27.95

Cloud 10 W * + $27.95

Colette P vf * + $27.95

Cupid’s Kisses P + $27.95

Don Juan R vf * $27.95

Dortmund R/W * + $29.95

Dr. W. Van Fleet (RA) P $29.95

Dublin Bay R * $27.95

Eden P * + $27.95

Felicitie et Perpetue W * + $27.95

Fourth of July R/W * $27.95

Francis E. Lester (HMU) W * + $27.95

Fruity Petals Pb + $27.95

Garden Sun Ab $29.95

Ghislaine de Feligonde Y $27.95

Golden Cascade Y $27.95

Golden Showers Y $27.95

Good Day Sunshine Y $29.95 Grape Jelly P + $27.95

Highwire Flyer P + $27.95

Honeymoon Ab $27.95

Iceberg W * $27.95

Joseph’s Coat Rb $27.95

Kordes Moonlight Yb $29.95

Lady Banks White W vf + * $14.95  1gal.

Lady Banks Yellow Y vf + * $14.95 1gal.

Laguna P vf $27.95

Lavender Crush M vf $29.95

Leontine Gervais (RA) Ab + $29.95

Malvern Hills (RA) Y + $29.95

New Dawn P vf * + $27.95

Night Owl M $27.95

Paul’s Himalayan Musk (HMU) P * +  $27.95

Pearly Gates P vf $27.95

Polka Ab* + $29.95

Pretty In Pink Eden P + $27.95

Purple Splash Mb $27.95

Quicksilver Mb + $29.95

Raspberry Cream Twirl P/W $29.95

Red Eden R $27.95

Seven Sisters (RA) P/M $27.95

Sky’s the Limit Y $27.95

Sombreuil (Tea) W vf * + $27.95

The Albrighton Rambler (RA) P $27.95

Top of the World O/Y + $27.95

Westerland Ob vf * $27.95

White Dawn W vf $27.95

White Eden W + $27.95

Wichurana (SP) W + $27.95

William Baffin P * +$27.95

Yellow Blaze Y $29.95

Zephirine Drouhin P vf * $27.95

 

 

Tree Roses

Anne Boleyn 36” P $79.95

Charlotte 36”Y $79.95

Cutie Pie 18” Yb $39.95

Drop Dead Red 36” R $59.95

Eyeconic Pink Lemonade 24” $39.95

Flower Carpet 36” A $79.95

Flower Carpet 36” P $79.95

Flower Carpet 36” W $79.95

Gourmet Popcorn 18” W $39.95

Grace 36” A $79.95

Iceberg 24” W $49.95

Iceberg 36” W $59.95

Julia Child 36” Y $59.95

Lady Emma Hamilton 36” Ab vf $79.95

Livin’ Easy 36” Ob $59.95

Molineux 36” Y $79.95

Sunsprite 36” Y $59.95

 

 

Miniature Roses

All a’ Twitter O + $24.95

Ambiance (MF) Ab $27.95

Be My Baby P + $24.95

Coffee Bean R + $24.95

Deja Blu (MF) P $27.95

Diamond Eyes Mb $24.95

Double Take (MF) Rb $27.95

Flawless (MF) P $27.95

Gourmet Popcorn W * + $24.95

Hot & Sassy Ob $24.95

Lemon Drop Y+ $24.95

Powerhouse (MF) Ob $27.95

Rainbow’s End Yb * + $24.95

Rainbow Sunblaze Yb + $24.95

Ruby Ruby R* + $24.95

Smoke Rings Ob + $24.95

Starina O * + $24.95

Starla W * + $24.95

Tiddly Winks Ob + $24.95

Whimsy Pb + $24.95

You’re the One Pb + $24.95

 

 

Christianson’s Top 15 Easy to Grow Roses:

Blanc Double de Coubert (RU) W vf * $27.95

Chihuly (FL) Ob + $27.95

Gertrude Jekyll (ES) P vf + $29.95

Golden Celebration (ES) Y vf * + $29.95

Hot Cocoa (FL) Rb * $27.95

Ingrid Bergman (HT) R* $27.95

Julia Child (FL) Y vf * $27.95

Just Joey (HT) Ob vf * $27.95

Rugosa (SP) P + * $27.95

Sally Holmes (SH) W * $27.95

Sevillana (FL) O/R + $27.95

Stephens’ Big Purple (HT) M $27.95

Sunset Celebration (HT) A * $27.95

Sunsprite (FL) Y vf * $27.95

Westerland (CL) Ob vf * $27.95

 

Christianson’s Top 15 Most Fragrant Roses:

America (CL) Ob vf * $27.95

Angel Face (FL) M vf $27.95z

Falling in Love (HT) Pb vf $27.95

Fragrant Cloud (HT) O/R vf $27.95

Gertrude Jekyll (ES) P vf + $29.95

Graham Thomas (ES) Y vf * + $29.95

Julia Child (FL) Y + vf $27.95

Just Joey (HT) Ob vf * $27.95

Memorial Day (HT) M vf $27.95

Mister Lincoln (HT) R vf * $27.95

Neptune (HT) M vf $27.95

Papa Meilland (HT) R vf $27.95

Sheila’s Perfume (HT) Yb vf * $27.95

Sunsprite (FL) Y vf * $27.95

Westerland (CL) Ob vf * $27.95

 

 

Type

AL = Alba

BO = Bourbon

CE = Centifolia

CH = China

DA = Damask

ES = English Shrub

FL = Floribunda

GA = Gallica

GC = Groundcover

GR = Grandiflora

HF = Hybrid Foetida

HP = Hybrid Perpetual

HS = Hybrid Spinosissima

HT = Hybrid Tea

HMU = Hybrid Musk

HRU= Hybrid Rugosa

MO = Moss

MF = Mini-Flora

NO = Noisette

PO = Polyantha

POR = Portland

RA = Rambler

RU = Rugosa

SH = Shrub

SP = Species

 

Color

A = Apricot

b = blend

M = Mauve/Purple

O = Orange

P = Pink

R = Red

W = White

Y = Yellow

vf = Very Fragrant

+ = Own Root

* = ARS top rated rose

 

 

All of our roses are growing in large 5 gallon containers.

 

A $1 refund on Christianson’s Nursery rose containers (for re-use on next year’s roses).

 

Schoolhouse Garden
Come visit our rose and perennial display garden with hundreds of English and old roses surrounding our 1888 one-room schoolhouse. Peak bloom time is June through September.

Rose Care and Culture

Roses prefer full sun (6 hours or more) and well-drained soil. Dig a planting hole 18” deep and 24” in diameter. Mix 50% of your native soil with composted organic matter such as composted manure. Add bone meal to encourage root growth. Most of our roses are growing in large 5 gallon plastic containers. Water pot well, then tip on its side and gently slide the plant out. Set plant into the prepared planting hole so the soil level around the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Back fill the prepared soil around the plant and tamp down. Water in well, soaking the entire planting hole. Deep water once a week during the active growing season.

We recommend fertilizing in April, June and August with a granular fertilizer (rose food). You may use a liquid food (Miracle-Gro) more frequently, or a slow-release (Osmocote) or organic food (E. B. Stone) less often.

Regular watering throughout the summer months increases plant vigor and reduces disease problems. Rose diseases may be controlled by close monitoring and good sanitation. Pick off sick leaves and rake fallen leaves when they occur. Hard prune severely diseased plants and spray with a fungicide (Triforine) or organically with copper, baking soda or neem oil to prevent reinfection. Varieties that are intolerably diseased may be sprayed on a 14-21 day cycle from May through September with a fungicide. Insect pests that appear, most often aphids, may often be controlled organically with predators, a soapy solution (Safer brand), an oil spray (neem oil), or a strong blast from your hose.

Lightly prune tall roses in November to prevent snow or wind breakage, with the primary pruning done in March. Most modern roses may be severely pruned, to a height of 6” to 18”. This encourages new growth and more flowers. Old roses, English roses and climbing roses prefer a more minimalist pruning, removing just the least productive old wood and damaged or diseased wood.

In late October or early November, apply an organic mulch (manure or bark) 8” to 12” up the canes. This protects against winter injury. Spread the mulch out away from the rose canes in March when you prune.

ENJOY YOUR ROSES!