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