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ROSES THAT DO WELL IN MARIN COUNTY

Brigadoon

The following roses are rated 7.0 and above on a scale of 1 to 10 by the American Rose Society.
Please note that this list is far from complete, and is constantly changing! If you live in Marin, and would like to see your favorite rose added to this list, please send an e-mail to: Gail Trimble

  • Hybrid Teas
  • Grandifloras
  • Floribundas
  • Climbers
  • Miniatures
  • Polyanthas
  • Shrubs
  • Old Garden Roses
  • Some New Roses Worth Acquiring

    HYBRID TEAS:

    ANDREA STELZER, light pink
    BARBRA STREISAND, mauve hybrid tea
    BLACK MAGIC, dark red
    BRIGADOON, pink blend
    BROOKS' RED, medium red
    CAJUN MOON, white
    CAMARA, orange red
    CLASSIC TOUCH, light pink
    COLOR MAGIC, pink blend
    DAINTY BESS, light pink (single)
    DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES, pink blend
    DOUBLE DELIGHT, red blend
    ELINA, light yellow
    ELIZABETH TAYLOR, deep pink
    ELMHURST, pink blend
    FIREFIGHTER, medium red
    FIRST PRIZE, pink blend
    FRAGRANT CLOUD, orange-red
    FRAGRANT PLUM, mauve
    GEMINI, pink blend
    GRANADA, red blend
    HELEN NAUDE, white
    HELMUT SCHMIDT, medium yellow
    HENRY FONDA, deep yellow
    HOT PRINCESS, deep pink
    JOYFULNESS, apricot
    JUST JOEY, orange blend
    KEEPSAKE, pink blend
    LEANN RIMES, pink blend
    LIMELIGHT, light yellow
    LOUISE ESTES, pink blend
    LOVE & PEACE, yellow blend
    LYNN ANDERSON, pink blend
    MARIJKE KOOPMAN, medium pink
    MARILYN MONROE, apricot blend
    MEMORIAL DAY, medium pink
    MIKADO, red blend
    MISTER LINCOLN, dark red
    MOONSTONE, white
    NATASHA MONET, mauve
    NEPTUNE, mauve
    NEW ZEALAND, light pink
    OLYMPIAD, medium red
    OPENING NIGHT, dark red
    PARADISE, mauve blend
    PARIS de YVES ST. LAURENT, deep pink
    PASCALI, white
    PEACE, yellow blend
    PERFECT MOMENT, red blend
    PERFECTLY RED, dark red
    PERFUME DELIGHT, medium pink
    PRECIOUS PLATINUM, medium red
    PRISTINE, white blend
    RINA HUGO, deep pink
    ROSIE O'DONNELL, red blend
    ST. PATRICK, yellow blend
    SECRET, pink blend
    SHEER ELEGANCE, orange-pink
    SIGNATURE, deep pink
    SILVERADO, mauve blend
    SPRING BREAK, deep pink
    STAINLESS STEEL, mauve
    SUN GODDESS, deep yellow
    THE TEMPTATIONS, pink blend
    TIMELESS, deep pink
    TOUCH OF CLASS, orange-pink
    VALENCIA, apricot
    VETERANS' HONOR, dark red
    WEIGHT WATCHER SUCCESS, yellow blend
    WHITE MASTERPIECE, white

    GRANDIFLORAS:

    ABOUT FACE, orange blend
    CARIBBEAN, apricot
    DICK CLARK, red blend
    GOLD MEDAL, medium yellow
    MELODIE PARFUMEE, mauve
    OCTOBERFEST, orange blend
    QUEEN ELIZABETH, medium pink
    ROCK & ROLL, red blend
    TOURNAMENT OF ROSES, medium pink
    WILD BLUE YONDER, mauve

    FLORIBUNDAS:

    ANGEL FACE, mauve
    BETTY BOOP, red blend
    BRASS BAND, apricot
    CHARLOTTE ANNE, mauve
    CHERISH, orange-pink
    CHIHULY, red blend
    CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, medium red
    DAY BREAKER, yellow blend
    DICKY, orange-pink
    EUROPEANA, dark red
    FABULOUS!, white
    FRENCH LACE, white
    HONEY BOUQUET, yellow blend
    HONEY PERFUME, apricot blend
    HOT COCOA, russet
    ICEBERG, white
    LADY OF THE DAWN, light pink
    LAVAGLUT, dark red
    LIVIN' EASY, orange blend
    MARGARET MERRIL, white
    MATANGI, red blend
    NICOLE, white blend
    OLD MASTER, red blend
    PLAYBOY, red blend
    PLAYGIRL, medium pink
    PLEASURE, medium pink
    POULSEN'S PEARL, light pink
    PRISCILLA BURTON, red blend
    SARABANDE, orange-red
    SCENTIMENTAL, red blend (striped)
    SEXY REXY, medium pink
    SHEILA'S PERFUME, yellow blend
    SHOCKING BLUE, mauve
    SHOWBIZ, medium red
    SIMPLICITY, medium pink
    SUE LAWLEY, red blend
    SUNSPRITE, deep yellow
    TRUMPETER, orange-red
    VAVOOM, orange blend

    CLIMBERS:

    ALTISSIMO, medium red
    AMERICA, orange-pink
    DORTMUND (Kordesii, Shrub), medium red
    DUBLIN BAY, medium red
    FOURTH OF JULY, red blend
    HANDEL, red blend
    CL. ICEBERG (Climbing Floribunda), white
    JEANNE LAJOIE (Climbing Miniature), medium pink
    JOSEPH'S COAT, red blend
    LACE CASCADE, white
    MME ALFRED CARRIERE, (Noisette) white
    MERMAID (Hybrid Bracteata, Old Garden Rose), light yellow
    NEW DAWN, light pink
    PAUL'S HIMALAYAN MUSK RAMBLER (Rambler, once blooming, no rating), light pink
    RHONDA, medium pink
    ROSA BANKSIAE BANKSIAE (Species, once blooming), white
    ROSA BANKSIAE LUTEA (Species, once blooming), light yellow
    ROSARIUM UETERSEN, deep pink
    ROYAL SUNSET, apricot
    SOMBREUIL (Climbing Tea, Old Garden Rose), white
    WESTERLAND (Shrub), apricot blend

    MINIATURES and MINI-FLORAS:

    ACE OF DIAMONDS, medium red
    ANGEL PINK (Climbing Miniature), orange pink
    AUTUMN SPLENDOR, yellow blend (mini-flora)
    BABY LOVE, deep yellow miniature
    BEE'S KNEES
    BEHOLD, medium yellow
    BUTTER CREAM, medium yellow (mini-flora)
    CHELSEA BELLE, medium red
    CHILD'S PLAY, white blend
    DANCING FLAME, yellow blend
    DEE BENNETT, orange blend
    DR. JOHN DICKMAN, mauve (mini-flora)
    ERIN ALONSO, medium yellow
    FAIRHOPE, light yellow
    FANCY PANTS, red blend
    GLOWING AMBER, red blend
    GOURMET POPCORN, white
    HOOT OWL, red blend (single)
    HOT TAMALE, yellow blend
    INCOGNITO, mauve
    IRRESISTIBLE, white
    JEAN KENNEALLY, apricot
    JEANNE LAJOIE (Climbing Miniature), medium pink
    KRISTIN, red blend
    LITTLE ARTIST, red blend
    LUIS DESAMERO, light yellow
    MAGIC CARROUSEL, red blend
    MICHEL CHOLET, apricot blend
    MINNIE PEARL, pink blend
    MISS FLIPPINS, medium red
    MY SUNSHINE, medium yellow (single)
    OLD GLORY, medium red
    PIERRINE, orange-pink
    RAINBOW'S END, yellow blend
    RISE 'n' SHINE, medium yellow
    ROLLER COASTER, red blend
    SAM TRIVITT, orange blend
    SNOW BRIDE, white
    SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL, pink blend
    SUMMER SUNSET, yellow blend
    SWEET MELODY, apricot blend
    X-RATED, pink blend

    POLYANTHAS:

    MLLE. CECILE BRUNNER, light pink
    THE FAIRY, light pink
    VERDUN, medium red

    SHRUBS:

    ALL THAT JAZZ, orange pink
    BALLERINA, medium pink
    BONICA, medium pink
    CAREFREE BEAUTY, medium pink
    CHARLES AUSTIN, apricot
    FAIR BIANCA, white
    FRED LOADS, orange red
    GARTENDIREKTOR OTTO LINNE, deep pink
    GOLDEN CELEBRATION, deep yellow
    GRAHAM THOMAS, deep yellow
    KNOCK OUT, red blend
    LEONARD DUDLEY BRAITHWAITE, dark red
    MARY ROSE, medium pink
    MIDNIGHT BLUE, mauve
    OUTTA THE BLUE, mauve
    PENELOPE, light pink Hybrid Musk
    PERDITA, apricot
    PROSPERO, dark red
    RHAPSODY IN BLUE, mauve
    SALLY HOLMES, white
    SHARIFA ASMA, light pink
    SOPHY'S ROSE, red blend
    SPARRIESHOOP, light pink
    STRETCH JOHNSON, red blend
    SUNNY JUNE, deep yellow (single)
    TAMORA, apricot blend
    THE SQUIRE, dark red
    WESTERLAND, apricot blend
    WIND CHIMES, medium pink Hybrid Musk

    OLD GARDEN ROSES:

    ANNA OLIVIER, pink blend Tea (no rating)
    BARONNE PREVOST, medium pink Hybrid Perpetual
    BELLE DE CRECY, mauve Hybrid Gallica
    BELLE PORTUGAISE, light pink Hybrid Gigantea
    CHARLES de MILLS, mauve Gallica
    COMPLICATA, pink blend Hybrid Gallica
    CRAMOISI SUPERIEUR, medium red Hybrid China
    DE LA GRIFFERAIE, deep pink Hybrid Multiflora
    GENERAL JACQUEMINOT, red blend Hybrid Perpetual
    LA BELLE SULTANE, dark red Hybrid Gallica
    LE VESUVE, pink blend China (no rating)
    MME. HARDY, white Damask
    MME ALFRED CARRIERE, white Noisette
    MARCHESA BOCCELLA (JACQUES CARTIER), light pink Hybrid Perpetual
    MERMAID, light yellow Hybrid Bracteata (climber)
    MUTABILIS, yellow blend China
    NILES COCHET, red blend Tea (no rating)
    OLD BLUSH, medium pink Hybrid China
    PAUL NEYRON, medium pink Hybrid Perpetual
    REINE DES VIOLETTES, mauve Hybrid Perpetual
    ROSA BANKSIAE LUTEA, light yellow Species (climber)
    ROSA BANKSIAE BANKSIAE, white Species (climber)
    ROSA EGLANTERIA, light pink Species
    ROSA FOETIDA BICOLOR (AUSTRIAN COPPER), red blend Species
    ROSA GALLICA VERSICOLOR (ROSA MUNDI), pink blend Gallica
    ROSE de RESCHT, deep pink Portland
    SAFRANO, apricot blend Tea
    SOMBREUIL, white Climbing Tea
    WALDFEE, medium red Hybrid Perpetual
    ZEPHIRINE DROUHIN, medium pink Bourban

    OTHER ROSES WORTH ACQUIRING:
    [These roses do not have a rating yet]

    BURGUNDY ICEBERG, mauve floribunda
    EBB TIDE, mauve floribunda
    HEATHER SPROUL, pink miniature
    JULIA CHILD, medium yellow floribunda
    LASTING LOVE, dark red hybrid tea
    RHAPSODY IN BLUE, mauve floribunda
    ROBIN ALONSO, dark red mini-flora
    STRIKE IT RICH, yellow blend grandiflora
    TAHITIAN SUNSET, apricot blend hybrid tea
    WILD BLUE YONDER, mauve grandiflora
    WING-DING, medium red polyantha

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