The following is a list of roses that grow exceptionally well In the
Bradenton-Sarasota area. They are listed by type of rose, in alphabetical order -
not - the preferred selection order. Their ARS color classifications are shown with a fuller
description in parentheses.
Click on the rose name to view a picture and BSRS Rose Information Sheet.
This is by NO MEANS a comprehensive list but rather a starter list for
those new to the area. Join us at our meetings, contact us, or contact a
B-SRS Consulting Rosarian for questions about these roses, or for any additional rose questions.
Our thanks to Connie Vierbicky, Master consulting Rosarian, for her work developing, and then
recently revising this listing to bring it up to date
Use the links just below to jump to favorites in a clasification of your interest
There are many different classes of roses. Listed here are just a few of the more popular.
HYBRID TEAS - The modern classic rose. Bushes average between three to five feet tall. Hybrid teas produce single blooms on long stems but
may form sprays if side flower buds are allowed to grow. The number of petals varies from the 'single' with only five in a single layer to
doubles with from fifteen to asmany as sixty petals. The hybrid tea class is the one most commonly used in cut arrangements for the home
or for rose shows
GRANDIFLORA - This class of roses is similar to the hybrid tea but generally grows taller and has two or more blooms on a long stem. The- blooms
may be smaller than those of the hybrid tea but form sprays with up to six or seven blooms on a stem.
FLORIBUNDA - Most often used in landscaping and for garden display. The bush itself usually remains low and wide and has prolific
clusters of medium or small sized flowers.
POLYANTHA - These noses are excellent for bedding and hedges. They bear small clusters of flowers, sometimes so thick that they may
hide the foliage. Crossing polyantha with hybrid tea classifcations produced the floribunda classification.
CLIMBERS - Most climbers are sports of hybrid tea roses, although there are some miniature climbing roses. Such roses do not climb
with tendril like vines, but grow canes from 6 to 8 feet long which may be tied too trellises, arbors, along fences or around pillars.
When tied horizontally along fences they tend to bloom along the cane as well as the top.
MINIATURES - Small bushes with very small leaves and blooms. They are mostly grown their own roots from cuttings. Minis may be
used as edging for a large rose garden.
OLD GARDEN ROSES - These are the ancestors of all the other classifications we have described. Some varieties date back to at least
200 BC! They are distinctive and garden-worthy plants.
ENGLISH ROSES - This is a comparatively new group of roses, usually associated with David Austin, who bred and introduced them in the 1970ís.
These roses originated from crosses made between certain Old Garden Roses, Modern Hybrid Teas and Floribundas. English Roses
combine the delicate charm and fragrance of an Old Rose, with the wide color range and long flowering season of a Modern Rose.
These roses are typically (but not always) bushy in growth, with flowers that are cup-shaped or in the shape of a rosette.