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Rose Gardening FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Rose Gardening

This FAQ about Rose Gardening was compiled and written by Bill Chandler chandler@austin.ibm.com, Jolene Adams jolene@cchem.berkeley.edu, Brent C. Dickerson odinthor@csulf.edu, Karen Baldwin kbaldwin@veribest.com, with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Welcome
Welcome to The Rose FAQ, a collection of six informative articles ...
-02 Why won't my rose bloom?
Here are some of the reasons that roses don't bloom....
-03 How much sun do roses need?
Roses prefer a full day of sun. Give roses at least 6 hours of direct sun ...
-04 Which roses can be grown in shade?
Many Hybrid Musks and some Albas can tolerate partial shade. A few ...
-05 How much water do roses need?
Roses appreciate lots of water. Water generously, at least 1 inch/week,...
-06 How do I deadhead roses?
Deadheading is cutting off flowers as they wither or don't look as good. ...
-07 How do I prune roses?
There are three main purposes to be accomplished when pruning roses....
-08 How do I protect my rose bushes during the winter?
Local advice is preferred for this question, but here are some ...
-09 My rose has black spots on the leaves, what do I do?
Blackspot is a fungus that causes black spots about 1/16 to 1/2 inches ...
-10 How do I avoid powdery mildew on roses?
This fungus forms a powdery white or grayish coating on the upper surface ...
-11 How do I get rid of aphids on roses?
Aphids are tiny insects about a 1/16 to 1/8 inches long, usually ...
-12 What is eating holes in the leaves of my rose?
Leaf cutter bees cut semi-circle shaped holes in the leaves of roses. ...
-13 Which is the most fragrant rose?
Here is a list of some very fragrant roses as recommended by posts to ...
-14 What kind of rose do I have?
When posting this question to the newsgroup, include as much ...
-15 Are there any Blue roses?
Though highly sought after, no blue roses exist yet. Some roses ...
-16 Are there any Black roses?
No true black roses exist. Some roses sold as black roses are actually ...
-17 What are David Austin roses or English roses?
In 1969, English Roses, often called David Austin Roses, were introduced ...
-18 How do I propagate roses?
There are two primary ways to propagate roses. Asexual reproduction ...
-19 What is an ARS rating?
An ARS (American Rose Society) rating is a yearly rating from 1(worst) ...
-20 Rose gardening related abbreviations:
Here are some commonly used abbreviations used when discussing roses:...
-21 Rose Gardening: aphids:
Aphids are tiny insects about a 1/16 to 1/8 inches long, usually ...
-22 Rose Gardening: black roses:
No true black roses exist. Some roses sold as black roses are actually ...
-23 Rose Gardening: blackspot:
Blackspot is a fungus that causes black spots about 1/16 to 1/2 inches ...
-24 Rose Gardening: blue roses:
Though highly sought after, no blue roses exist yet. Some roses ...
-25 Rose Gardening: borers:
Can enter the cane through the pruned tops. Prevented by sealing the ...
-26 Rose Gardening: bud-pinching:
When a Floribunda forms a bloom spike or candelabra - it is setting ...
-27 Rose Gardening: cut roses:
Cut flowers in early morning or after it rains, not when they are ...
-28 Rose Gardening: deadheading:
(see also hips: )...
-29 Rose Gardening: fertilizer:
Use a high Phosphorous fertilizer such as 5-10-5, 8-12-4 or 4-12-4,...
-30 Rose Gardening: fragrance:
Fragrance contributes much to the enjoyment of roses. It is also one of ...
-31 Rose Gardening: fungus:
Blackspot, powdery mildew and rust are the three most common fungus ...
-32 Rose Gardening: hips:
(see also deadheading: )...
-33 Rose Gardening: Hybrid Teas: (abbrev. HT)
Hybrid Teas are easily the most popular class of roses today. Hybrid Teas ...
-34 Rose Gardening: Japanese Beetles:
A shiny copper green beetle that can eat entire flowers as well as foliage....
-35 Rose Gardening: leaf cutters:
Leaf cutter bees cut semi-circle shaped holes in the leaves of roses. ...
-36 Rose Gardening: mail-order suppliers:
There is a whole section of the FAQ devoted to this, see part 3/6 of ...
-37 Rose Gardening: mites:
Spider mites are a tiny arachnid that appear like dust under the leaves....
-38 Rose Gardening: Modern Roses:
Refers to roses introduced since 1867 when the first Hybrid Tea was created....
-39 Rose Gardening: mulch:
Roses benefit from a 2-3 inch deep organic mulch such as pine bark, ...
-40 Rose Gardening: Old Roses: ( abbrev. OR, OGR, see also English Roses: , Modern Roses: )
Sometimes called Old Roses, Old-fashioned Roses or Antique Roses, these ...
-41 Rose Gardening: once blooming: (see also repeat blooming: )
Roses that bloom once a year, usually in the spring. Since, they bloom ...
-42 Rose Gardening: own-root roses:
An own-root rose is a plant whose rootstock (the roots) is the same ...
-43 Rose Gardening: patented roses:
A rose variety may be patented just like any other plant. A patent grants ...
-44 Rose Gardening: Peace:
Peace is the most popular rose in the world. It is a Hybrid Tea that ...
-45 Rose Gardening: planting:
Bare-root: Roses that are shipped in their dormant state with no foliage....
-46 Rose Gardening: powdery mildew:
This fungus forms a powdery white or grayish coating on the upper surface ...
-47 Rose Gardening: pruning:
There are three main purposes to be accomplished when pruning roses....
-48 Rose Gardening: repeat blooming:
(see also once blooming: )...
-49 Rose Gardening: rust:
This fungus is manifest by rust-colored spots on the underside of leaves ...
-50 Rose Gardening: shade:
Roses prefer a full day of sun. Give roses at least 6 hours of direct sun ...
-51 Rose Gardening: soil:
Roses like rich, well-drained soil. Raised beds are ideal. Roses prefer a ...
-52 Rose Gardening: suckers:
A sucker is a cane that starts from below the bud union. On grafted roses,...
-53 Rose Gardening: thrips:
Thrips are tiny insects that do cosmetic damage to roses by ruining ...
-54 Rose Gardening: virus:
There are several types of virus that affect roses, but the most common ...
-55 Rose Gardening: water:
Roses appreciate lots of water. Water generously, at least 1 inch/week,...
-56 Rose Gardening: winter protection:
Local advice is preferred for this question, but here are some ...
-57 Mail-order Suppliers of Rose Products
Email updates to: kbaldwin@veribest.com ....
-58 Rose Nurseries: A-B
ABBY ROSE
-59 Rose Nurseries: C-E
CARROLL
-60 Rose Nurseries: G
GEORGES
-61 Rose Nurseries: H
HARDY ROSES FOR THE ...
-62 Rose Nurseries: I-L
INGRAHAM'S COTTAGE GARDEN ...
-63 Rose Nurseries: M-N
MARTHA S. DAVIES ANTIQUE ...
-64 Rose Nurseries: P
PEPINIERE
-65 Rose Nurseries: R
ROSENGAERTNEREI ...
-66 Rose Nurseries: S
SEQUOIA
-67 Rose Nurseries: T-V
TATE ROSE
-68 Rose Nurseries: W
WAYSIDE
-69 Old Roses: Introduction.
The Hybrid Tea Roses, accompanied at length by the Floribunda ...
-70 Old Roses: General History.
Various wild roses grow throughout the Northern Hemisphere in ...
-71 Old Roses: Gallica Roses.
These are selections bred from the French Rose, R. gallica. A ...
-72 Old Roses: Alba Roses.
As is so often the case with roses, the precise origin of the ...
-73 Old Roses: Damask Roses.
Damask Roses are supposed to be from a hybridization between R. ...
-74 Old Roses: Centifolia Roses.
The genetic background of the much-beloved Centifolia roses is ...
-75 Old Roses: Centifolia Mosses.
These roses, originally a sport of the Centifolia, bear on ...
-76 Old Roses: Centifolia Pompons.
There are also several Centifolias which are to a greater or ...
-77 Old Roses: Agathe Roses.
One of the least-known groups, Agathes are seemingly complex ...
-78 Old Roses: Turbinata Roses.
The Turbinatas result from a cross called R. X francofurtana (...
-79 Old Roses: Rubiginosa Roses.
The Rubiginosa or Sweetbriar rose is a tall-growing rose ...
-80 Old Roses: Canina Roses.
The Canina or Dog Rose is closely related to the above, lacking ...
-81 Old Roses: Hemispherica Roses.
Will the day of R. hemispherica ever come? Or is it already past? ...
-82 Old Roses: Foetida Roses.
R. foetida has long attracted the attention of horticulturists ...
-83 Old Roses: Pimpinellifolia Roses (including Spinosissima).
These roses are extremely hardy, have attractive foliage with ...
-84 Old Roses: Boursault Roses.
The Boursaults are of the scandent or climbing habit, and ...
-85 Old Roses: Sempervirens Roses.
R. sempervirens is a climbing species from the Mediterranean area ...
-86 Old Roses: Setigera Roses.
R. setigera is a tough, hardy native of the American prairies, and ...
-87 Old Roses: Wichuraiana Roses.
R. wichuraiana is a wide-spreading cluster-flowered climber/...
-88 Old Roses: Multiflora Roses.
Though a few Multiflora climbers had been produced early in the ...
-89 Old Roses: Damask Perpetual Roses.
This group was the only repeat-blooming one known to the ...
-90 Old Roses: China Roses.
Chinas--selectively bred from R. chinensis--had been grown in ...
-91 Old Roses: Tea Roses.
Teas are so called because many discern in their blossoms the scent ...
-92 Old Roses: Bourbon Roses.
Bourbon Roses are named for the Ile Bourbon, now called Reunion, in ...
-93 Old Roses: Noisette Roses.
Just after 1800, John Champneys of Charleston, South Carolina, ...
-94 Old Roses: Hybrid China, Hybrid Bourbon, Hybrid Noisette Roses.
These crosses between Chinas, Bourbons, Noisettes, and the old ...
-95 Old Roses: Hybrid Perpetual Roses.
As the breeding work continued in the late 1820's with the ...
-96 Old Roses: Old Hybrid Tea Roses.
Ah, me. Here one is, a breeder in, say, the late 1860's, trying ...
-97 Old Roses: Pernetiana Roses.
Though the new HT's had definite yellow tinges from their ...
-98 Old Roses: Mossy Remontants.
While the HP's were getting underway in the 1830's and 1840's, ...
-99 Old Roses: Polyantha Roses.
In 1869, Guillot fils of Lyon, France, sowed seed from R. ...
-100 Old Roses: Rugosa Roses.
Rugosa roses are those derived from the thorny Japanese rose R. rugosa,...
-101 Old Roses: Miscellaneous Roses.
There are many small groups of roses we cannot cover here due ...
-102 Old Roses: Middle Aged Roses.
Increasingly without a home are the very beautiful Hybrid Teas ...
-103 Old Roses: Current Questions/Activities in the Field.
There are many questions in the field of Old Roses relating ...
-104 Old Roses: Organizations.
There are a number of organizations which would be of interest ...
-105 Old Roses: Nurseries.
We alas cannot list all old rose nurseries, and do not wish to seem ...
-106 Old Roses: Books.
All books published on this subject should be examined with ...
-107 Introduction to Modern Roses
Hybrid Teas, Floribundas and Grandifloras are the common roses of the ...
-108 Modern Roses: How We Got Where We Are
The early crosses between Teas and Hybrid Perpetuals, Chinas and Bourbons,...
-109 Modern Roses: Hybrid Teas
Breeders during the last third of the 19th century were all trying to ...
-110 Modern Roses: Floribundas
These roses, descended from Polyantha and Hybrid Tea crosses were ...
-111 Modern Roses: Grandifloras
The Grandiflora is a manufactured class--the class was invented for ...
-112 Modern Roses: Color
Before the Modern Roses, yellow was only known in some of the old ...
-113 Modern Roses: Current Questions/Activities in Modern Roses
Hardiness - R. wichuraiana crosses were made to introduce hardiness into ...
-114 Modern Roses: Organizations
American Rose ...
-115 Modern Roses: Publications
The American Rose ...
-116 English Roses: Intro
Written by Bill Chandler, chandler@onr.com ....
-117 What are English Roses?
English Roses, often called David Austin Roses, are a group of roses ...
-118 What is causing the interest in English Roses?
Interest in English Roses might be attributed to several of ...
-119 What are some popular varieties of English Roses to try growing?
Those who haven't planted English Roses before may want to try one of ...
-120 What are some newer varieties of English Roses to look forward to?
Here are some of the recently introduced varieties of English Roses ...
-121 What is a good red English Rose?
David Austin has had mixed success until recently breeding red roses. ...
-122 What kind of care do English Roses need?
The care of English Roses is similar to that of Modern Roses with ...
-123 What are some of the problems with English Roses?
I do not wish to give the impression that all English roses are ...
-124 What is the genealogy of English Roses?
When he was an amateur hybridizer, David Austin crossed the Gallica '...
-125 How do I find out more about English Roses?
S. Andrew Schulman has an excellent WWW home page with some beautiful ...
-126 FAQ contributors
The FAQ is compiled and posted by Bill Chandler at chandler@onr.com . ...
-127 Disclaimer/Copyright
This disclaimer applies to all parts of the FAQ. The FAQ articles ...









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