Mail Order Catalog

Mail Order Catalogue


Dear Gardener,

known for their ideal garden use. They are repeat blooming, often fragrant, easy to grow standouts from these nurseries. We continue to offer the "Found” or “Mystery” roses that represent the unnamed survivors that we have discovered and pre- served as well as EarthKind™ roses, a Texas A&M Agrilife designation for easy care perfor- mance. Also included are the 2019 American Garden Rose Selections winners ( AGRS ) - Be- linda's Blush®, Cole's Settlement™, Wedding Bells™ and Lemon Fizz.® Lastly, we are continuing to of- fer new and improved selections in our Pio- neer™ Rose collection. Our new Director of Breeding,Andrew Barocco, has begun using his knowledge and nearly ten years of rose hy- bridizing experience to take our company to the next level. In addition to Pioneer™ Roses, and modern shrubs, he is also hybridizing new varieties of old garden roses such as Chinas, Teas, and Damasks, with a particular focus on disease resistance and fragrance. You can find even more information and roses at our website, It is chock full of different photos and expanded information. Remember, our roses are grown

on their own roots (not grafted) and shipped in 2 gallon sized containers (the largest in the industry). Lastly, welcome to the wonderful world of roses. Be warned that these are capti- vating plants, and once taken with them, you’re likely never to be the same. We like to say "We don't have rose gardens, but gardens with roses in them. " Now you can experience the same. Happy Gardening.

Front Cover : 'Maggie' (page 16) Back Cover : A framed "rosey" art piece by D. Urquhart at The Antique Rose Emporium's Fall Festival of Roses. © 2020The Antique Rose Emporium ferings to include some of the best roses that modern breeders have created. In the “New Rose Offerings” section you will find these of - ferings from Kordes,Weeks, Austin, and Star. Most are classified as modern shrub roses We are passionate about these roses and think they are the ultimate plant for to- day's gardeners. In this catalogue, you will find roses, both old and new. These carefree roses with their colorful fragrant blooms, will be ready to fit into most garden situations. In gardens, they climb, ramble, or trail; others form bush- es large and small. Some bloom steadily all season or overwhelmingly in the spring. They can be used as the background of a bed or be massed for color in the foreground. They will even settle in containers for those gardeners who have little or no garden space at all. They are infinite in their capability of expression. We continue to expand our rose of-

Mike Shoup, Owner

We will gladly make a one time replacement of the same rose OR refund the cost of your rose (less shipping and handling) if it has died within six (6) months from date of receipt. Simply put,we guarantee your satisfaction. Should you experience a loss, please return the plastic tag attached to your rose to make your claim. Also include $5.00 per rose to help with shipping. Our Guarantee



How To Use Our Catalogue We have designed our catalogue with you in mind. Don't let its condensed size fool you - all the critical information needed to make wise rose selections is here. Let us show you how easy this catalogue is to use. We have placed our roses into garden use groups; New Roses, Pioneer Roses (ARE's own introductions), Spring Blooming Climbers, Repeat Blooming Climbers, Large and Small Shrubs. Within these groups are alphabetical listings of the roses along with photographs and descriptive codings. This coding that follows each rose indicates bloom frequency, color, fragrance, zone hardiness as well as best kept plant size based on our own experience. Plant performance, color, and hardiness will vary in different climatic zones so our coding should be considered more of an educated opinion rather than dogma. The indicated zones tend to be conservative and, while the size of plants vary due to climatic conditions, we can only report as to what we experience here in Texas.

We ship our two gallon, own-root roses from mid- September through May. Each rose weighs about eight pounds. Please note that roses entering western states (CA,WA,AZ, NV, ID, UT) must be stripped of leaves due to agricultural protocol.

R = Repeat Blooming O = Spring Blooming Fr = Fragrant H = Hip Display

HMsk = Hybrid Musk HPer = Hyb Perpetual HTea = Hyb Tea LFC = Large Flower Cl. Min = Miniature Moss = Moss

w = white my = medium yellow yb = yellow blend ab = apricot blend ob = orange blend op = orange pink lp = light pink ly = light yellow mp = medium pink dp = deep pink pb = pink blend dr = dark red mr = medium red rb = red blend m = mauve mb = mauve blend

Stock Number Rose Name

Rose Class (China)

Alb = Alba Brb = Bourbon Chn = China Cnt = Centifolia Dmsk = Damask EK = EarthKind™ Flr = Floribunda Fnd = Found

202 Old Blush 3 to 6 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/H/mp Chn

Nst = Noisette Poly = Polyantha

Flower Color (medium pink)

Best kept height

Rgs = Rugosa Shrb = Shrub Spc = Species Tea = Tea


Repeat bloom

Cold Hardiness (Grows in Zones 6,7,8,9,10 & 11) see page 35

Produces Hips


The Antique Rose Emporium

New Rose Offerings We offer some of the best antique roses that money can buy. Public outcry for modern roses that have fragrance,are easy to grow,and are practical as landscape plants are finally being heard. Breeders utilizing technological advances in chromosome mapping, genetic markers, and a myriad of other factors have begun to create new roses with these superior traits. In this catalogue, we will introduce to you a few new roses that are sure to rival the beauty and character of our best antique roses. Unlike many of the Old Garden Roses that we offer, these modern roses are all trademarked or patented and are thus not yet widely avail- able. They are the trendsetters of the industry and we are fortunate to be able to offer them. With garden versatility, disease resistance, fragrance and ease of care in mind, we have selected some of the best roses developed by Kordes,Weeks, Star and Austin nurseries. They are sure to please!

2247 Savannah™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/pb Shrb



2270 Amadeus™ 6 to 8 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/mr LFC

550 Beverly™ 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/pb Shrb

2250 BrilliantVeranda® 2 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ob Shrb

2246 DesmondTutu™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/dr Shrb

553 First Crush™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Flr

1323 Cinco de Mayo™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/rb Flr

2271 Cinderella™ 6 to 10 feet. Z5-11 R/pb Flr


New Rose Offerings

2028 Icecap™ 2 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/w Shrb

2280 Florentina™ 8 to 10 feet. Z5-9 R/dr LFC

547 Grande Amore® 3 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/dr HTea

2281 Jasmina™ 6 to 8 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/pb LFC

2254 Jolie™-Veranda® 2 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ob Shrb

1607 Lady of Shalott® AGRS 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ob Shrb

2264 Lemon Fizz® AGRS 3 to 4 feet. Z4-11 R/my Shrb



2024 Milwaukee's Calatrava™ 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Shrb

438 Naga Belle™ AGRS 4 to 6 feet. Z6-11 R/mp Shrb

2245 Plum Perfect™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/m Shrb

2241 Polar Express™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Flr

1631 Soul Sister™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ab Shrb

1632 Wedding Bells™ AGRS 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/pb Shrb

2248 South Africa™ 4 to 5 feet. Z6-11 R/yb Flr

2274 Winter Sun™ 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/ly HTea


New Rose Offerings

Pioneer Roses

The best rose hybridizing program in the world is right here at the Antique Rose Emporium. A bold statement, but we humbly and passionately believe our roses are some of the best new roses in the market. In fact, several of our efforts like ‘Thomas Affleck’, ‘Promises’ and ‘Cole’s Settlement’ have won regional awards in the American Gar - den Rose Selection trials as noted with the designation of AGRS . Big things often have humble beginnings, and that’s exactly our story; a story that continues to this day. Our Pioneer roses originated from a simple but profound idea; breed new fragrant, repeat blooming roses that are no-spray, and easy to grow.You might think all breeders are doing that now. What makes our hybridizing different from all the rest is that we are embracing the use of old garden classics such as Teas, Chinas, Damasks, etc. in addition to unique and untapped rare species in our breeding efforts. Searches for evocative fragrance and less "sought out" traits like unusual archi- tecture, fall color, exfoliation bark, heat tolerance and even the disease resistance to the deadly Rose Rosette disease are our goals for the future. Share with us this renaissance of the rose, where fussy spray schedules and arduous culture guidelines are a thing of the past. Now roses are a dynamic art form, unique in many ways yet full of flower and fragrance; to be used like an individual brushstroke for your garden masterpiece.

1625 Doreen's Centennial™ 4 X 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp Shrb



1696 Ann's Beautiful Daughter ™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Shrb

1656 Anson Jones™ 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/yb Shrb

1630 Audubon™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/r Shrb

1694 Aysha Schomburg™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp Shrb

2015 Belinda's Blush® AGRS 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Shrb

1645 Brazos Belle™ 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/ob Shrb

Pioneer Roses


1676 Diane Grace™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/my Shrb

1693 Caroline Hunt ™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-9 R/Fr/rb Shrb

1654 Cole's Settlement ™ AGRS 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/w Shrb

1665 Englemann's Quest™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/my Shrb

1658 F. J. Lindheimer™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/yb Shrb

1661 Gideon Lincecum ™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/w Shrb

1688 Fires of Alamo™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/H/dr Shrb



1672 Gypsy Sue™ 5 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/ab Shrb

1659 Jane Bullock ™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/my Shrb

143 Independence Musk™ 6 to 8 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Shrb

2228 Landmark Rose ™ 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/pb Shrb

1684 Libbie™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Shrb

1671 JoeWoodard™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/my Shrb

1670 Lady Pamela Carol™ 5 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/yb Shrb

Pioneer Roses


1655 Mae Dean™ 3 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/pb Shrb

1622 Magic Celebration™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/pb Shrb

1692 Marley Dee™ 2 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Shrb

1698 Marilyn Moore ™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ly Shrb

1691 Margaret McDermott™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ab Shrb



1689 Nancy Gay™ 5 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/pb Shrb

1695 Miss Linda Bischoff ™ 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Shrb

1687 Minnie Belle™ 5 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ab Shrb

1668 Miss Lillian™ 6 to 8 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/pb Shrb

1663 Old Baylor™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Shrb

1027 Pioneer Spirit™ 8 to 10 feet. Z5-11 R/dp Shrb

Pioneer Roses


1673 Rita Dennis ™ 5 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/mr Shrb

1657 Republic of Texas™ 2 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/my Shrb

1626 Promises ™ AGRS 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/H/dp Shrb

1652 Rockwall Sesquicentennial™ 2 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Shrb

1685 Ron'sVision™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/my Shrb

1515 Sam Houston™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/pb Shrb

1669 Roemer's Hip-Happy™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/H/mp Shrb



1697 Smiling Kitts Bertha™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ly Shrb

1680 Sweet Frances™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ab Shrb

1674 Sweet Pegge™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-9 R/Fr/dr Shrb

1650 Star of the Republic™ 5 to 8 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ob Shrb

1660 Stephen F. Austin™ 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/yb Shrb

932 Sweet Pea ™ 2 to 3 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/m Min

1641 Thomas Affleck™ AGRS 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/dp Shrb

1682 SweetVerlin™ 2 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp Shrb

Pioneer Roses


the porch is properly embellished by the size of the plant. The same 'Old Blush' planted next to an eight foot fence would be allowed to grow to six or seven feet without jeopardizing the scale of the yard or garden relative to the fence.

Large Shrubs The following selection of roses encompass the most popular plants in the garden, large shrubs. These roses, range from four to eight feet in height and can be used as showy specimens in the perennial border, planted in rows to create colorful hedges or used as foundation plant- ings around a house or fence. They also can simply be mixed with other plants in the gardens to embellish the landscape or home. Most bloom spring and fall and are fragrant. The rose shape and size, appropriate to the scale of the garden, can easily be maintained with a light pruning in early spring and early fall. Almost every class of rose is represented here; from the chunky repeat blooming Chinas and Teas to the more upright and fragrant Hybrid Teas, Hybrid Perpetuals and Bourbons. You will also find a lot of the “Found” roses in this sec - tion. These “Found Roses” were discovered surviving in cemeteries and abandoned homesites and are lost in commerce. Their original names of introduction are not known. Because of their durability we have given them new names in order to reintroduce them. They are time-tested and wonderful garden plants. The size range that we have indicated in the coding is the best kept size for this rose, we feel. All of these roses will outgrow these dimensions if left unpruned. We recommend a light shearing (no more than one third the overall size of the plant) to shape the rose to a size appropriate to its use in the garden. For instance, 'Old Blush' planted in front of a five foot porch would be sheared to less than five feet so that

2104 Maggie 4 to 7 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/mr Fnd



533 Amazone 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/my Tea

1615 Abraham Darby™ 5 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ab Shrb

516 Aloha 6 to 8 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp HTea

1704 April Moon 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/yb Shrb

807 American Beauty 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/dp HPer

207 Archduke Charles 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/rb Chn


Large Shrub Roses

120 Autumn Damask 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp Dmsk

817 Baronne Prevost 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp HPer

117 Basye's Purple Rose 4 to 6 feet. Z4-11 R/Fr/H/mb Shrb

1510 Basye's Blueberry 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/mp Shrb

426 Blumenschmidt 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/yb Tea

302 Blush Noisette 4 to 8 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/w Nst

2017 Belinda's Dream EK 3 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/mp Shrb



301 Champneys' Pink Cluster 4 to 8 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/lp Nst

2226 Cadenza 5 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/H/mr LFC

2214 Carefree Beauty EK 3 to 5 feet. Z4-11 R/Fr/H/mp Shrb

105 Chestnut Rose 5 to 7 feet. Z6-11 R/H/mp Spc

205 Cramoisi Supérieur 3 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/mr Chn

1677 Deanna Krause 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/H/pb Shrb

1204 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer 8 to 10 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Rgs

1215 Dr. Eckener 5 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/pb Rgs


Large Shrub Roses

428 Dr. Grill 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Tea

405 Duchesse de Brabant EK 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/lp Tea

445 Enchantress 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/mp Tea

926 Excellenz von Schubert 3 to 5 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/dp Poly

826 Enfant de France 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp HPer

2225 Eutin 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/dr Flr



Roses and the Company They Keep

Modern roses, bred for showy flowers and often grown for exhibition do not show much tolerance to companion plantings. They are often planted in straight rows like erect soldiers posing for inspection. They all look the same. Old roses have a diversity of form that lend them very well to the garden where underplanting with perennials, annuals, and existing shrubs is desired. Thus the rose is not required to be the sole provider of color, fragrance and form when used in that manner. It becomes just one of a variety of plants in the overall palate that the gardener uses to create his garden masterpiece. In this way, when the roses are in bloom, the garden is beautiful, but even when not in bloom, the garden is beautiful. A diversity of plants in a garden scheme ensures continuity of beauty over time and reduces the burden of any one plant to be perfect at all times. This concept is "having a garden with roses" as opposed to "having a rose garden". The herb garden was probably the first such garden to utilize roses. R. gallica officinalis , the ‘Apothecary Rose’, was a companion to fragrant herbs within the enclosed walls of medieval monastery gardens. Roses, like the herbs, were used for medicinal purposes. Attar of roses, rose water, essence distilled from herbs, were all used to treat ailments of the body.Today’s integrated herb gardens are a perfect blend of beauty and function. Herbs can ward off insects and provide contrast of texture and color for the roses.

2008 Fantin Latour 4 to 6 feet. Z4-11 O/Fr/lp Cnt

802 General Jacqueminot 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/rb HPer

619 Gipsy Boy 3 to 5 feet. Z6-11 O/Fr/dr Brb

2221 GeorgetownTea EK 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Fnd

1608 GrahamThomas® 5 to 8 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/my Shrb


Large Shrub Roses

1409 Henri Martin 5 to 6 feet. Z5-11 O/Fr/mr Moss

201 Green Rose 3 to 5 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/green Chn

608 Honorine de Brabrant 4 to 8 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/pb Brb

2018 Ispahan 4 to 6 feet. Z4-11 O/Fr/mp Dmsk

1623 Heritage™ 5 to 7 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/lp Shrb



2027 Kazanlik 3 to 5 feet. Z5-11 O/Fr/dp Dmsk

508 Lafter 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/yb HTea

908 La Marne EK 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/pb Poly

915 Little Buckaroo 3 to 5 feet. Z6-11 R/mr Min

824 La Reine 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp HPer

217 LeVésuve 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Chn

206 Louis Philippe 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/rb Chn


Large Shrub Roses

Shedding Some Light on the Subject of Shade

Roses perform best in full sun. Knowing this,any success of grow- ing roses in shade is based on how much light the rose gets in the shade. In any given garden, ranges of light intensity vary from full sun to pockets of shade depending on shadows cast by walls or overhangs. Under no circumstances would a rose do well in a heavy shaded area. Bright open areas under the shade of tall trees can offer enough light to grow some varieties of roses like the Hybrid Musk roses without jeopardizing their contribution of flower and form. At least six hours of direct sun (morning or afternoon) a day is required for optimum performance. Decreasing the exposure of sun proportionally decreases the qual- ity of bloom, the number of flow- ers, the foliage density, the health of the foliage, and size and form of the bush. Remarkably, roses perform better in full sun, even in extremely hot areas on a year round basis than those that have less sun exposure.

460 Madame Antoine Mari EK 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Tea

427 Madame Driout 4 to 8 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/lp HTea

452 Madame Antoine Rebe 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/rb Tea

605 Madame Isaac Pereire 5 to 7 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/dp Brb

606 Madame Ernest Calvat 5 to 7 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Tea



412 Maman Cochet 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Tea

433 Madame Lombard 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/op Tea

2021 Madame Plantier 4 to 6 feet. Z4-11 O/Fr/w Alba

461 MadameWagram 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Tea

2007 Marchesa Boccella 3 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp HPer

406 Madame Joseph Schwartz 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/w Tea


Large Shrub Roses

1210 Mary Manners 6 to 8 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/w Rgs

811 Marchioness of Londonderry 5 to 8 feet. Z5-11 O/Fr/lp HPer

408 Marie van Houtte 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Tea

2110 McClintonTea 5 to 8 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/mp Fnd

313 Mlle. de Sombreuil 4 to 8 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/w Tea

411 MonsieurTillier EK 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Tea

1214 Mrs. AnthonyWaterer 3 to 6 feet. Z4-11 R/Fr/dr Rgs

432 Mlle. Franziska Krüger 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/yb Tea



415 Mrs. Dudley Cross EK 3 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/yb Tea

532 Mrs. Pierre S. duPont 4 to 6 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/my HTea

413 Mrs. B. R. Cant 5 to 8 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/mp Tea

233 Napoléon 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Chn

211 Mutabilis EK 4 to 6 feet. Z6-11 R/yb Chn

1316 Nacogdoches 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/my Fnd


Large Shrub Roses

2105 Natchitoches Noisette 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/pb Fnd

2215 Odee Pink 4 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/lp Fnd

202 Old Blush 3 to 6 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/H/mp Chn

1106 Penelope 5 x 5 ft shrub Z6-11 R/Fr/H/lp HMsk

806 Paul Neyron 4 to 6 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp HPer

2217 Old Gay Hill Red China 4 to 6 feet. Z6-11 R/mr Fnd

409 Perle des Jardins 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/ly Tea



1222 Pink Grootendorst 5 to 8 feet. Z5-11 R/mp Rgs

1707 Polonaise 5 to 6 feet. Z4-11 R/dr Shrb

2219 Puerto Rico 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/w Fnd

1705 Quietness 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Shrb

803 Reine desViolettes 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/m HPer

146 Repeating Swamp Rose 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp Spc


Large Shrub Roses

712 Rosarium Uetersen 6 to 10 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/dp LFC

1224 Rose à Parfum de l'Hay 3 to 5 feet. Z4-11 R/Fr/mp Rgs

1642 Sally Holmes 6 to 8 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Shrb

2046 Rose de Rescht 3 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/dp Dmsk



1208 SarahVan Fleet 6 to 8 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/mp Rgs

1216 SirThomas Lipton 6 to 8 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/w Rgs

2509 Spice EK 4 to 6 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/w Fnd

2511 Soncy 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/yb Fnd

536 Texas Centennial 3 to 5 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/dp HTea

607 Variegata di Bolonga 5 to 7 feet. Z6-11 O/Fr/rb Brb

1318 Westerland 3 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ob Flr

1713 Winter Sunset 4 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/yb Shrb


Large Shrub Roses

Small Shrubs Unlike the American Rose Society's classification of shrub roses which denotes a class of miscellaneous bred modern roses, we have gathered roses in this group for their size, shape and application in the garden. In this section all roses are bushes that range in height from one to four feet. This group comprises many classes of roses including Chinas, Hybrid Teas, Noisettes, but the majority of them are from the Polyantha and Floribunda classes. Be forewarned,the incredible diversity of floral display from these roses will make it difficult to pick just one. The Polyanthas can be described as cluster flowering compact plants which are the result of crossing R multiflora (cluster forming flowers) with China roses (compact shape and repeat bloom.) These carefree Polyanthas were then crossed with larger flowered HybridTeas yielding the Floribunda class. They are a distinct group of roses more open in habit than the bushy Polyanthas but neater and more compact than the Hybrid Teas. All these roses in this section,because of their low compact growth habit and floriferous nature, are excellent for massing in flower beds and borders or used as specimens in pots. For the homeowner interested in carefree roses, these classes fit the bill as they are small and compact and only require shaping with the shears once a year.

1606 Molineux™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/my Shrb



2113 Bailey Red 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/H/mr Fnd

902 Cécile Brünner EK 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Poly

1307 Betty Prior 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/mp Flr

515 Dame de Coeur 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/mr HTea

509 Chrysler Imperial 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/dr HTea

906 Clotilde Soupert 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/w Poly

2117 Caldwell Pink EK 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/pb Fnd

214 Ducher EK 3 to 5 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/w Chn

1308 Else Poulsen EK 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/mp Flr

209 Fellenberg 3 to 4 feet. Z7-11 R/mr Nst


Small Shrub Roses

2012 Grüss an Aachen 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Flr

912 Gabrielle Privat 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/mp Poly

100 Happenstance 2 to 3 feet. Z6-11 R/ly Spc

457 Francis Dubreuil 3 to 4 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/dr Tea

2201 Hwy 290 Pink Buttons 1 to 2 feet. Z7-11 R/mp Fnd

1306 John Franklin 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mr Shrb

208 Hermosa 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/lp Chn

1310 Iceberg 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Flr



907 Katharina Zeimet 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Flr

1301 Kirsten Poulsen 3 to 5 feet. Z5-11 R/mr Flr

1322 Julia Child™ 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/my Flr

613 KronprincessinViktoria 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/w Brb

937 Marie Daly EK 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp Poly

2210 Lindee 1 to 3 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/w Fnd

905 Marie Pavié 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Poly


Small Shrub Roses

513 Mrs. Oakley Fisher 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/H/dy HTea

2101 Martha Gonzales 2 to 3 feet. Z7-11 R/mr Chn

909 Mevrouw Nathalie Nypels 2 to 3 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/mp Poly

921 Mrs. R. M. Finch 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/mp Poly

1311 NearlyWild 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/mp Flr

1011 Petite Pink Scotch 3 x 4 feet. Z5-11 O/lp Fnd

2211 Rise-N-Shine 1 to 2 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/my Min

904 Perle d'Or EK 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/ab Poly



601 Souvenir de la Malmaison 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/lp Brb

623 Souvenir de St.Anne EK 3 to 4 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/lp Brb

122 Rouletii 2 to 3 feet. Z6-11 R/mp Chn

901 White Pet 2 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Poly

910 The Fairy EK 3 to 4 feet. Z4-11 R/lp Poly

2223Valentine 3 to 4 feet. Z5-11 R/mr Flr

2224 Winecup 2 to 3 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/m Fnd

1005 Yvonne Rabier 1 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/w Poly

2023 Yellow Butterfly 2 to 3 feet. Z5-11 R/ly Shrb


Small Shrub Roses

Repeat Blooming Climbers

If you want to add drama and fantasy to your garden, look no fur- ther. than this group of roses. Within this section you will find some of the most versatile specimens for the garden. Their ability to bloom not only in the spring with show-stopping appeal but also in the fall makes them indispensable to any gardener. They provide elegance on vertical structures like arbors and pillars and fanned out on trellises and fences, they create a romantic touch. Some of the varieties listed here are climbing mutations (sports) of an existing shrub variety. 'Cl. Old Blush', 'Cl. Souvenir de la Malmaison', 'Cl. Perle des Jardins', 'Cl. Cécile Brünner' and 'Cl. Fairy' are all examples. The Noisette class comprises the lion's share of this group. The American South is the ideal setting for this graceful class of roses - this is their home, their birthplace. John Champneys of Charleston, S.C. raised the first Noisette by crossing the fragrant, cluster-flowered R. moschata with the remontant 'Old Blush.' The resulting rose was 'Champneys' Pink Cluster'. Usually grown as climbers, pillars, or fanned out on a fence, these gracious aristocrats were among the most popular roses of the 1800's in the South where they originated. They are again much in demand as gardeners endeavor to expand their use of the vertical element and bring fragrance, beauty and a touch of nostalgia to their landscape.

2207 Pinkie, Cl. EK 5 x 7 ft shrub or 8-12 ft cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/mp



520 Altissimo 8 to 10 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/H/mr HTea

1112 Ballerina HMsk 5 x 7 ft. shrub/6-10 ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/H/lp

1111 Belinda HMsk 5 x 7 ft. shrub/6-10 ft Cl. Z6-11R/Fr/H/mp

1028 Awakening 15 to 20 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp LFC

2016 Belinda's Dream, Cl 15 to 20 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/mp LFC


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306 Céline Forestier 8 to 15 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/ly Nst

1113 Buff Beauty HMsk 5 x 7 ft. shrub/8-10 ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/ab

914 Clotilde Soupert, Cl. 12 to 15 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/w Poly

903 Cécile Brünner, Cl. 20 to 30 feet. Z6-11/R/Fr/lp Poly

1121 Clytemnestra HMsk 4 x 7 ft. shrub/8-12 ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/opb



1107 Cornelia HMsk 4 x 7 ft. shrub/8-12 ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/pb

565 Don Juan, Cl. 10 to 15 feet. Z6-11/R/Fr/dr LFC

228 Cramoisi Supérieur, Cl. 10 to 15 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/mr Chn

316 Crépuscule 12 to 15 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/ab Nst

507 Crimson Glory, Cl. 8 to 12 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/H/mr HTea

1103 Danaë HMsk 5 x 5 ft. shrub/8-10 ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/H/my


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Training Roses in Trees Vigorous climbing roses can impart elegance and color in trees of any size garden. By planting roses on the south side of an established tree,canes can be trained and eventually natu- ralized into the tree's canopy. (1) Plant roses only near well established trees that are several years old and over 15 feet tall. (2) Plant a rose 4 to 6 feet from the tree trunk on the south side so the rose won't be competing with the tree for sun. (3) After rose canes reach 8 to 10 feet in length, begin train- ing them on lower and outer branches of the tree. If the tree is tall with few branches, like pines, wrap canes around the trunk until they are long enough to reach the lower branches. The following year’s canes will naturally weave into supporting branches. Remember, you want both the rose and the tree to grow and so some judicious pruning will be necessary in future years.

1117 Felicia HMsk 4 x 7 ft. shrub/8-10 ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/pb

703 Dortmund 15 to 30 feet. Z5-11 R/H/mr Shrb

1601 Joseph's Coat 8 to 12 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/yb LFC

1309 Iceberg, Cl. 8 to 10 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/w Flr



304 Lamarque 12 to 20 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/w Nst

518 La France, Cl. 8 to 12 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/lp HTea

1125 Lavender Lassie HMsk 6 x 8 ft. shrub/10 - 12 ft. Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/m

310 Madame Alfred Carrière 15 to 20 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/w Nst


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116 Mermaid 15 to 20 feet. Z8-11 R/Fr/ly Spc

527 Madame CarolineTestout 10 to 12 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/mp HTea

1006 New Dawn EK 15 to 20 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/lp LFC

1123 Nur Mahal HMsk 5 x 5 ft shrub/8-12ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/mr



935 OrangeTriumph, Cl. 8 to 12 feet. Z5-11 R/mr Poly

462 Parade 12 to 15 feet. Z5-11 R/Fr/dp LFC

203 Old Blush, Cl. 12 to 20 feet. Z7-11 R/Fr/H/mp Chn

1031 Peggy Martin 12 to 15 feet. Z5-11 R/mp Fnd

1120 Prosperity HMsk 5 x 7 ft shrub/8-10 ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/H/w


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210 Setina 8 to 12ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/lp Chn

927 Red Cascade 12 to 18 feet. Z5-11 R/dr Min

1507 Sea Foam EK 6 to 10 feet. Z5-11 R/w Shrb

1109 Skyrocket HMsk 7 x 7 ft shrub/10-12ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/H/mr



924 The Fairy, Cl. 8 to 12 feet. Z5-11 R/lp Poly

614 Souv. de la Malmaison Cl. 8 to 12 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/lp Brb

1115 Will Scarlet HMsk 7 x 8 ft shrub/10-12 ft Cl. Z6-11 R/Fr/H/mr

403 Sombreuil 8 to 12 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/w LFC

603 Zéphirine Drouhin 8 to 12 feet. Z6-11 R/Fr/dp Brb

1104 Vanity HMsk 6 x 8 ft shrub Z6-11 R/Fr/dp


Repeat Blooming Climbers

Spring Blooming Climbers

The American Rose Society recognizes three distinct groups of climbing types of roses - Species, Climbers and Ramblers. We have, because of their garden uses, combined all the spring blooming climbers and ramblers into this group while all the repeat blooming climbers are covered in their own section. Species roses are those roses which, if self pollinated, will breed true from seed. They are great roses for naturalizing. Many are climbers, but with some pruning and training most can be grown as large,mounding shrubs. Others are naturally bushy, lending grace to the garden. These roses tend to be of excellent vigor and are quite disease resistant. Most of the Species roses are spring bloomers and are included in this group. Examples are the 'Cherokee Rose', 'Fortuniana', 'Fortune's DoubleYel- low', 'Sweetbrier' and the 'Lady Banks' roses. Ramblers are tied more closely to R.multiflora, R. wichuraiana and R. sempervirens. Because of this association,foliage is usually smaller,flowers are typically borne in clusters, and plants are very cold hardy. Like the Species roses, they are good candidates for covering walls or buildings and easily grow up into trees. They are great roses for pillars and trel- lises and, because of their tendency to grow horizontally, many are well suited as groundcovers. The nostalgic 'Seven Sisters' and 'Vielchenblau' are examples in this group. Don’t disparage these lovely roses for their once blooming tenden - cies. The energy they expend on this annual display makes it truly one

of nature’s finest spectacles. Their beauty, grace and health make them very desirable even without flower. And after all, who of us doesn’t have an azalea, iris, or other seasonal flower just for its annual glory. For us, their display heralds the beginning of spring, which we look forward to after a long winter.

107 Lady Banks,Yellow 12 to 20 feet. Z8-11 O/ly Spc



708 Albertine 15 to 18 feet. Z5-11 O/Fr/op LFC

2013 Alchymist 10 to 12 feet. Z4-11 O/ab Shrb

103 Cherokee Rose 5 to 15 feet. Z7-11 O/Fr/w Spc

112 Fortune's DoubleYellow 8 to 15 feet. Z8-11 O/Fr/yb Spc

1007 Leverkusen 6 to 12 feet. Z5-11 O/Fr/my Shrb

808 American Beauty, Cl. 12 to 15 feet. Z5-11 O/Fr/dp LFC

104 R. multiflora carnea 15 to 20 feet. Z5-11 O/Fr/lp Spc

106 Seven Sisters 15 to 20 feet. Z5-11 O/pb Hyb Multi

1009 Veilchenblau 10 to 15 feet. Z5-11 O/Fr/m Hyb Multi

121 Sweet Briar Rose Spc 5 x 8 Ft shrub/10-15 ft Cl. Z5-11 O/Fr/lp


Spring Blooming Climbers

cemeteries and abandoned homesites attest,many have survived without care from human hands. Modern roses are hybridized primarily for their striking colors and long bud forms. The shape of the plant itself is not appealing,especially if judi- cious pruning is not practiced. Old roses have an inherent beauty of form, a quality which does not diminish over the years. The old rose colors tend to be more muted than modern hybrids,but many collectors develop a preference for the softer hues. Many old rose varieties display handsome foliage, while others set attractive hips in the fall. The unforgettable “true rose” fragrances live in their undiluted form in old roses. Such richness and diversity of fragrance will not be found in modern hybrids. Our plants are vegetatively propagated, which means that the rose cutting you receive is part of an actual plant that could have been admired by Pliny,cultivated by a Chinese emperor, grown at Malmaison by Empress Josephine,or car- riedWest by anAmerican pioneer woman.It is this tie with the events of human history that, we feel, makes the old rose the ultimate antique. Unlike a painting or piece of furniture,an old rose is a living testament to history and man’s quest for beauty.

Why Old Roses?

Rose Classes Bourbon (Brb) The Bourbons take their name from the Isle de Bourbon (now Reunion) off the east coast of Africa. Their flowers are full, richly colored, cupped and often quartered with more than their fair share of fragrance. Bourbons perform well in the South because of their China blood, but they are also fairly cold hardy due to the Damask influence. China (Chn) The Chinas offered here are highly disease resistant, and are likely to live a very long time. It is not unusual to find specimens aged 100 years or better blooming furiously with no assistance from man. Quite common in the South, they are among the hardiest and best Old Garden Roses for warm climates. Their best trait is that they make chunky shrubs that bloom almost year round in the South. Found (Fnd) The ongoing search and rescue of roses from highways and byways of civilization, known here in Texas as “rose rustling” has yielded many great roses. Roses in this collection are mystery roses with unknown parentage and therefore can not be categorized into a specific class.

Overshadowed by modern hybrids, old roses have been overlooked in this century; but now there is a renaissance afoot to restore the older varieties to their rightful place in the gar- den. Their historic interest, color, fragrance, and form make old roses as indispensable to today’s gardens as those of centuries past. And, as many gardeners will attest, the best thing about old roses is their landscape values without becoming a maintenance burden. Long before its extensive hybridization,the rose had survived cheerfully in the gardens of his- tory. Early rose cultivars retained the resilience and fortitude programmed by nature, but these qualities have been neglected in modern hybrids developed primarily for showy blooms. Unlike modern roses which require hours of devoted attention, most old roses will give today’s busy homeowner an appreciated rest from much of the heavy fertilizing,spraying and nurturing demanded by their cousins. Some old rose varieties prefer a minimum of pruning. As specimens found in old



date distinguishing Old Garden Roses from Modern Roses. Unfortunately, excessive breeding for unique characteristics such as specific colors and bloom shape rather than plant form and general health,have in many ways weakened the whole class. We include some of the very early varieties that, we feel, are by far more hardy, vigorous and disease resistant than their recent descendants. Noisette (Nst) John Champneys of Charleston,SC raised the first Noisette by crossing the fragrant, cluster-flow - ered R.mochata with the remontant‘Old Blush.’ The result was ‘Champneys’ Pink Cluster’. Champneys shared cuttings of his new hybrid with Philippe Noi - sette, a professional Charleston nurseryman, who then passed them on to his brother, Louis, in Paris. Noisettes are truly the first American class of roses and comprise a group of graceful repeat flowering shrubs and climbers. They have the ability to create dramatic landscape effects unique among roses when trained on walls, fences, arbors or even trees. Polyantha & Floribunda (Poly and Flr) These are a wonderful and versatile group of roses characterized by repeat blooming clusters of small flowers. Plants are compact making them

excellent container roses or massed in flower beds or borders. Shrub (Shrb) This class of roses might best be titled“Miscel - laneous”. These roses are from diverse backgrounds; most are modern,but some are old.Whether a mixed lot or not,individuals in this class are extremely useful and make colorful additions to the garden. Species (Spc) Species or wild roses are generally defined as those roses found in nature. Most tend to be very vigorous and are extremely disease resistant. They are a good choice for naturalizing and will often grow well without attention if planted properly and given minimal care during the first year. Although many are climbers, they can be grown as hefty shrubs. Tea (Tea) There is a close affinity between the China and Tea classes as seen in the bushy habit of growth, forming lush bushes with bronzy red new foliage. Teas are well suited to the southern climate and their huge bushes are often found marking old abandoned homesites in centralTexas where they have survived with no care. Aside from fragrance, the Teas differ from the Chinas in the size of their flowers, being generally larger and fuller with a nodding appearance.

Hybrid Musk (HMsk) By crossing ‘Trier,’ a Hybrid Multiflora with Teas, Hybrid Chinas and Hybrid Perpetuals, retired cleric Joseph Pemberton came up with a class of large, hardy plants. A number of them are large, arching and cascading bushes that can stand alone in the landscape,weep over a pond,be pruned into a flower covered hedge or trained as a climber. The flowers are generally produced in clusters, most heavily in spring and fall. They open in beautiful pastel shades with strong, lingering fragrances. They also tolerate more shade than do most other varieties. Hybrid Perpetual (HPer) Blessed with very large, fragrant, full flowers on the end of each cane, Hybrid Perpetuals tend to make excellent cut flowers. Their bushes can be a little on the ungainly side, with long canes not com- pletely covered with foliage, making them excellent subjects for pillars or pegging. Hybrid Tea (HTea) A new class of roses was bred by crossing Hybrid Perpetuals, Bourbons and European roses with theTea rose of China to form a gently unfurling, high centered flower,the HybridTea. The significance of these new roses was such that 1867,the year of the introduction of ‘La France’ became the classification


Rose Culture

a good deep soaking every 7 to 10 days. This is much better than frequent light watering which encourages the roots to grow near the surface where they are vulnerable. Deep watering will encourage your roses to hold their foliage and bloom better in the summer months. A soaker hose or a form of drip irrigation works especially well to minimize water waste through evaporation and to keep the rose leaves dry. Disease And Insects If your old roses seem to be unduly affected by blackspot or powdery mildew,they are possibly planted in the wrong spot; too much shade, too little air circulation, poorly drained soil, etc. A properly situated old rose should give years of, virtually,trouble-free beauty. This is not to say that the Old Garden Roses never get blackspot.They are disease resistant, but not completely disease free.The difference is that rarely does any of the fungus diseases debilitate them. They will generally shed any infected leaves, continuing to grow and bloom with healthy vigor. If you choose to spray in order to keep the foliage perfect, we recom- mend using a mild, broad spectrum fungicide on an “as needed” basis.

 Taking Care of your Antique Roses

Preparing a Rose Bed

Old Garden Roses are effective even in poor conditions, but will be their lovely best if planted in a favorable site with rich, well drained soil. The best place to locate a garden with roses is in an open area that receives at least six hours of direct sun daily (preferably in the morning) and allows good air movement. Soil preparation will make a great difference in the health and long term vigor of your roses. Adding a quantity of organic material to the bed before planting will both enrich a sandy soil and break up a heavy soil to allow proper drainage. Preparing the soil several months in ad- vance of planting will allow micro-nutrients to become available so that your roses have the best and healthiest of beginnings. We recommend (for the south) preparing a bed in spring or summer for planting in the optimum fall/winter season.

Mulching And Watering

We sincerely believe that mulch is the key to happiness - at least in the garden! A several inch thick layer of mulch applied 2 or 3 times a year means fewer weeds, less water stress, less heat stress, richer more fertile soil and healthier plants. We use decomposed bark on our beds,but pine needles, peat moss, leaf mulch or any weed free material will do the job. Rose varieties that have survived for many years are usually drought tolerant,but your plants will look much better in your garden if they get




The important thing about any fertilizer application is that plenty of water will be needed; both to dissolve the fertilizer into a form the rose can use and to clean residue off the bush. Chemical fertilizers can burn or even kill a plant if over-used. Read the label, and remember, less fertilizer is better than more. We admit to preferring organic fertilizers (such as fishemulsion or manure) for their ben- eficial rejuvenation of the living organisms in the soil. Healthy soil grows healthy plants. Organic fertilizer can be combined with slow-release pel- lets (such as Osmocote) to keep container grown roses at their peak. For those who simply want to keep their roses healthy and vigorous, one feeding in spring and another in early fall should suffice. For maxi- mum performance, begin feeding about 2 weeks before the last frost date for your area and continue at 4 to 6 week intervals until 6 weeks before the earliest frost date for your area. For the last feeding of the year, you might want to use a high phosphorus compound (12-24-12) so that your plant will shift to a slower, tougher growth in preparation for cold weather.

Old roses don’t require the stringent and careful pruning that is required by the modern sorts - in fact, they can sulk and refuse to bloom if pruned too hard.Just a light touch of sharp pruning shears is all that is needed for them to respond beautifully. A good rule of thumb is to remove all dead canes and clip back no more than 1/3 of the remaining bush, encouraging full foliage and heavy bloom without destroying the vigor and natural attractive form of the plant. When a rose bush, like any other healthy shrub, is cut back, it responds by putting on a spurt of growth.This tender new growth can get frost or heat-burned, so avoid mid-summer and late fall pruning. Remontant varieties can be lightly trimmed or“tip-pruned” several times a year as they flower on new growth. Roses that bloom but once are best pruned after they have bloomed. Their flow- ers come from wood that has hardened over a winter, so early spring pruning will reduce their display. Rose hedges can be shaped easily with hedge shears and roses in a natural or wild set- ting can be left completely alone unless a hard

winter produces some unsightly dead canes. If left unpruned,many varieties s will produce attractive hips to brighten the winter garden. Feeding Many dedicated rose lovers have secret recipes for rose fertilizers that border on black magic, but we have found that most commercial rose foods and organic fertilizers are fine and give good results.


Rose Culture

Training Roses

Container Roses

Old roses are a delight to use in the landscape and generally quite easy to train and maintain. Remember to choose your roses to fit your space,leaving plenty of elbow room for large varieties. The following tips will help you achieve special effects with your garden roses. Climbing roses need support whether they are placed against a wall, fence, or trellis. On a trellis, this is achieved by attaching the fanned-out canes to the openwork. This both supports the rose and increases the flowering potential, since a rose cane drawn out horizontally will bloom more heavily than one that shoots straight up. The same effect can be created by fastening the canes of a climbing rose to the links of a chain link fence or to staples driven into a wall or privacy fence. We recommend using gardener’s stretch ties, as they expand with the growth of the rose cane. Another way to train a climbing rose is to wrap or braid it around a tall post,creating a pillar rose. Once again, fencing staples or nails can be used with stretch tie to secure the cane.When the rose reaches the top of the post, it can either be trained further along a wire or over an arch, or allowed to cascade outward in an “umbrella”

Container roses are a versatile and reward- ing landscape option, and almost any rose can be grown this way if the container is large enough. A pot about 7 gallons in size will give the rose roots some room and is still fairly easy to lift and move. It’s best to match the shape of the rose bush to the shape of the container. Pots of roses can be grouped together or mixed with contain- ers of perennials to provide the colorful effect of a hedge or a flower border. Large containers can be stacked to provide a multi-level effect. Some climbing roses can even be used.They may not reach their full size, but they can still make a graceful accent for a balcony railing or patio wall. Remember to use containers that have proper drainage and a soil mixture that is rich and drains well.Peat moss and composted manure mixed with sand and top soil or a good potting soil will provide a healthy base. Slow-release fertilizers such as Osmocote can cut down on maintenance. Roses in containers usually need water more often than those in the ground. Make sure your plants don’t get water-stressed.

fashion. A true pillar rose is simply a more moder- ate climber that can be trained up a post, without any loose ends at the top. Arches, pillars, trellises, fences, or gazebos, however a climbing rose is displayed, it will add height and depth to the garden and will soften and decorate the hard angles of walls and buildings.



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