Helpful Links for Rose Enthusiasts
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The American Rose Society
Official site of the ARS, dedicated to the enjoyment, enhancement, and promotion of the rose. Features articles and links to help on rose growing.
The Colonial District of the American Rose Society
The Colonial District is part of the American Rose Society. There are local societies covering Delaware; Maryland; Virginia; West Virginia; and Washington, DC. Colonial District rosarians take pride in promoting the rose and helping people with their rose problems.
Earth-Kind is a special designation given to select rose cultivars by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through the Earth-Kind landscaping program. It is based on the results of extensive research and field trials and is awarded only to those roses demonstrating superior pest tolerance, combined with outstanding landscape performance.
American Garden Rose Selections
American Garden Rose Selections recognizes and recommends the best garden-worthy rose varieties for the various regions of the US through testing, and provides objective and reliable information to the general public.
HelpMeFind has catalogued over 44,000 roses and has more than 160,000 photos, along with thousands of rose nurseries, public and private gardens, rose societies, authors, breeders, hybridizers, and publications from all over the world.
Heritage Rose Foundation
The Heritage Rose Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1986, devoted to the preservation of old roses.
This Website describes the efforts being made through the National Clean Plant Network-Roses (NCPN-R), under the US Department of Agriculture, to expand the availability of virus-free rose cultivars nationwide. It offers an informative description of testing methods being used to identify viruses present in roses and to verify the efficacy of programs underway to eliminate them.”
Top photo of Bee’s Knees by Rich Baer