Rose List 2017

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.  For Rose Care and Culture Information, click here.

Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse
15806 Best Road
Mount Vernon, Washington
(360) 466-3821

 
OPEN DAILY
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Open ’til 6 p.m. starting March 1)


“I’d rather have roses on my table, than diamonds on my neck.”
– Emma Goldman

 

Download our ‘Rose List 2017‘ in PDF format

 

Roses A-Z

A

A Shropshire Lad (ES) Pb $29.95

Abbaye De Cluny (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

Anna’s Promise (GR) Ob $27.95

Anthony Meilland (FL) Y + $29.95

Apricot Candy (HT) A + $29.95

Apricots n’Cream (HT) Ab $29.95

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (FL) R $29.95

Aromatherapy (HT) P vf $29.95

Autumn Damask (GA) P vf * + $27.95

B

Ballerina (HMU) P * + $27.95

Barbra Streisand (HT) M vf $27.95

Barkarole (HT) R $27.95

Bella’roma (HT) Yb vf $27.95

Belle Danielle (FL) P $29.95

Belle de Crecy (GA) M vf * $29.95

Belle Poitevine (RU) P vf * + $29.95

Beloved (HT) R $29.95

Betty Boop (FL) Y/R * $27.95

Beverly (HT) P vf $27.95

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 $27.95

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

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

Bredon (ES) Y vf $32.95

Brilliant Pink Iceberg (FL) P $29.95

Bronze Star (HT) Ab $29.95

Buff Beauty (HMU) Ab * + $ 27.95

Bull’s Eye (SH) Wb + $27.95

Burgundy Iceberg (FL) M + $27.95

C

Canary Diamond (HT) Y $27.95

Candy Cane Cocktail (FL) Pb + $29.95

Canyon Road (FL) R + $27.95

Carding Mill (ES) Ab vf * + $29.95

Carefree Beauty (SH) P * $29.95

Cecile Brunner (PO) P * $27.95

Celsiana (DA) P vf * $29.95

Charles Darwin (ES) Y vf * $29.95

Charlotte (ES) Y vf * + $29.95

Ch-Ching (GR) Y vf $27.95

Cherry Lady (HT) R $27.95

Chicago Peace (HT) Pb $27.95

Chihuly (FL) Ob + $27.95

Children’s Hope (PO) Rb + $27.95

China Doll (PO) P * $27.95

Chris Evert (HT) Ob $27.95

Chrysler Imperial (HT) R vf $27.95

Cinco de Mayo (FL) Ob $27.95

Cinderella Fairy Tale (SH) P $29.95

Claire Austin (ES) W vf + $29.95

Complicata (HGA) P * $29.95

Cottage Rose (ES) P $32.95

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

Dainty Bess (HT) P * $29.95

Darcey Bussell (ES) R vf $29.95

Dark Desire (HT) R vf $27.95

Darlow’s Enigma (HMU) W * + $27.95

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

Doris Day (FL) Y vf $27.95

Dornröschen (SH) R * $27.95

Double Delight (HT) Rb vf * $27.95

Dream Come True (GR) Yb $27.95

Drift (GC) + $27.95

– White W

– Peach A

– Sweet P *

– Popcorn Y

Drop Dead Red (FL) R $27.95

Duc de Cambridge (DA) Mb vf $27.95

Dwarf Pavement (RU) P + $27.95

E

Easter Basket (FL) Yb + $27.95

Easy Does It (FL) Ab $27.95

Easy Going (FL) Y $27.95

Easy to Please (FL) Pb $27.95

Ebb Tide (FL) M vf $27.95

Edith’s Darling (SH) 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

Eternal Flame (HT) Y vf + $27.95

Evelyn (ES) Ab vf * $29.95

Eyeconic Lychee Lemonade (SH) Ab + $27.95

F

Fair Bianca (ES) W vf $29.95

Falling in Love (HT) Pb vf $27.95

Falstaff (ES) R vf + $29.95

Fantin Latour (CE) P vf + $29.95

Firefighter (HT) R vf $27.95

Fisherman’s Friend (ES) R vf $29.95

Flower Carpet (GC) + $29.95

– Amber A

– Appleblossom P

– Coral O

– Pink P

– Pink Splash Pb

– Pink Supreme P

– Red R

– White W

– Yellow Y

Folklore (HT) Ob vf * $27.95

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

Full Sail (HT) W vf $27.95

G

Gemini (HT) Pb * $27.95

Gentle Hermione (ES) P vf + $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

Golden Celebration (ES) Y vf * + $29.95

Golden Wings (SH) Y * $27.95

Gold Struck (GR) Y $29.95

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

Happy Go Lucky (HT) Y $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

Heritage (ES) P vf * $29.95

Home & Garden (FL) P $29.95

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

Innocencia Vigorosa (GC) W $27.95

J

James Galway (ES) P + $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

Koko Loko (FL) Mb $27.95

L

La Belle Sultane (GA) R * $27.95

La Perla (HT) Yb $29.95

Lady Emma Hamilton (ES) Yb vf * $29.95

Lady of Shallot (ES) Ob + $29.95

Lady X (HT) M + $29.95

Lasting Love (HT) R $27.95

Lava Flow (FL) R * $27.95

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

Lion’s Fairy Tale (FL) Wb $29.95

Livin’ Easy (FL) Ob + $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 Anisette (GR) Wb vf $27.95

Madame Isaac Periere (BO) P vf * + $27.95

Madame Plantier (AL) W * + $27.95

Marchesa Boccella (HP) P* + $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

Mellow Yellow (FL) Y $27.95

Melody Parfumee (GR) M vf $27.95

Memoire (HT) W $29.95

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

Miracle on the Hudson (SH) R $29.95

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

Moonstone (HT) Wb * $27.95

Morden Blush (SH) P * + $27.95

Morden Snowbeauty (SH) W + $29.95

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 (FL) Pb * $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

Othello (ES) R vf $29.95

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

Over the Moon (HT) A $27.95

P

Papa Meilland (HT) R vf $27.95

Pascali (HT) W $27.95

Pat Austin (ES) O vf $29.95

Peace (HT) Yb * $27.95

Peach Swirl (HT) Ab vf $27.95

Penelope (HMU) P * + $27.95

Pink Martini (FL) P $29.95

Pink Prosperity (HMU) P * $29.95

Playboy (FL) Rb * $27.95

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

Poseidon (FL) M $27.95

Preference (FL) R + $29.95

Pretty Jessica (ES) P vf $32.95

Pretty Lady Rose (HT) P $27.95

Prickly Wild (SP) P + $27.95

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

Princess Anne (ES) P * $29.95

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

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 Mary 2 (HT) W vf + $27.95

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 Corsair (SH) R $29.95

Red Gold (FL) R/O $27.95

Red Ribbons (GC) R* + $ 27.95

Reine de Violettes (HP) M * $27.95

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 $27.95

Rose de Peintres (CE) P vf $27.95

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

Rose-Marie (ES) Wb * $29.95

Royal Bonica (SH) P + $27.95

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

Scabrosa (HRU) M vf $29.95

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

Silver Star (GR) M * $29.95

Sir John Betjeman (ES) P * + $29.95

Smokin’ Hot (HT) Ob $27.95

Snow Pavement (RU) W + $27.95

Sophy’s Rose (ES) Pb $29.95

South Africa (GR) O $27.95

Souvenir de Baden Baden (HT) Pb $29.95

Sparkle & Shine (FL) Y + $27.95

St. Swithun (ES) P vf + $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

Sultry Sangria (FL) R + $29.95

Summer Romance (FL) P vf $27.95

Summer Sun (FL) O/P   $27.95

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

T

Tabris (FL) P * $29.95

Tahitian Sunset (HT) Ab $29.95

Tahitian Treasure (GR) P + $29.95

Take It Easy (FL) Rb + $29.95

Tea Clipper (ES) A vf $29.95

Teasing Georgia (ES) Yb + $29.95

Tess of the d’Urbervilles (ES) R * + $29.95

The Alnwick Rose (ES) P vf + $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

Thomas à Becket (ES) R $29.95

Tiffany (HT) Pb vf * $27.95

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

Twilight Zone (GR) M vf $27.95

V

Valencia (HT) Ab vf $29.95

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

Vavoom (FL) O $27.95

Veteran’s Honor (HT) R * $27.95

Violet’s Pride (FL) Mb vf $27.95

Voodoo (HT) Ob $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

White Out (SH) 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

Above All Ob + $27.95

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

Angel Face M vf $27.95

Autumn Sunset Ab vf * $27.95

Baltimore Belle P * $29.95

Blaze R * + $27.95

Blush Noisette (NO) W * $29.95

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

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

Handel Rb * $27.95

Hella W $29.95

Honeymoon Ab $27.95

Iceberg W * $27.95

Jasmina P $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

Madame Alfred Carriere (NO) W vf * + $27.95

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

Raspberry Cream Twirl P/W + $29.95

Red Eden R + $27.95

Rosanna P $27.95

Seven Sisters (RA) P/M $27.95

Sky’s the Limit Y $27.95

Sombreuil (Tea) W vf * + $27.95

Stormy Weather M $27.95

The Albrighton Rambler (RA) P $27.95

Top of the World O/Y + $27.95

Tropical Lightning 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

Winner’s Circle R* + $29.95

Yellow Blaze Y $29.95

Zephirine Drouhin P vf * $27.95

 

Tree Roses

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

Leonardo da Vinci 36” P $79.95

Livin’ Easy 36” Ob $59.95

Molineux 36” Y $79.95

Rainbow Sunblaze 24” $39.95

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

Cutie Pie Yb + $24.95

Deja Blu (MF) P $27.95

Double Take (MF) Rb $27.95

Flawless (MF) P $27.95

Gourmet Popcorn W * + $24.95

Lemon Drop Y+ $24.95

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 $27.95

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

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!