Santa Clara County Rose Society

Founded in 1927
The first local rose society on the World Wide Web!
Website Established April, 1995
Affiliated with the American Rose Society


Recommended Roses for Santa Clara County


Santa Clara County provides wonderful climate and soil conditions for growing roses. Gardeners can usually expect roses from April through the end of December. The soil and the water tend to be alkaline, so be sure to do a soil test prior to planting your roses. Roses that are not disease-resistant can usually do well here, although they tend to require spraying with an assortment of pesticides.

Members of the SCCRS have noted that certain varieties do extremely well in this county, with minimal care and little disease. Varieties that are italicized are fragrant.

Disease-resistant Roses for Santa Clara County

Hybrid Teas

  • Abracadabra - pink blend
  • Audrey Hepburn - light pink
  • Amalia - deep red
  • American Glory - deep red
  • American Honor - medium pink
  • Belami - orange pink
  • Brandy - apricot blend
  • Brigadoon - pink blend
  • Cary Grant - orange blend
  • Chablis - white
  • Chicago Peace - pink blend
  • Color Magic - pink blend
  • Graceland - med. yellow
  • Helmut Schmidt - med. yellow
  • Honor - white
  • Just Joey - orange blend
  • Las Vegas - orange blend
  • Liebeszauber - med. red
  • Lynn Anderson - pink blend
  • Midas Touch - medium yellow
  • Mikado - red blend
  • Miss All American Beauty - deep pink
  • National Trust - deep red
  • New Day - med. yellow
  • New Zealand - light pink
  • Old Smoothie - med. red
  • Olympiad - med. red
  • Pascali - white
  • Paul Shirville - orange pink
  • Peace - yellow blend
  • Perfect Moment - red blend
  • Precious Platinum - medium red
  • Pristine - white blend
  • Red Devil - med. red
  • Red Planet - dark red
  • Rina Hugo - deep pink
  • Secret - pink blend
  • St. Patrick - yellow blend
  • Stainless Steel - mauve
  • Summer Dream - apricot blend
  • Tansinnroh - apricot blend
  • Tineke - white
  • Voodoo - orange blend

Floribundas

  • Amber Queen - apricot
  • Apricot Nectar - apricot blend
  • Bridal Pink - med. pink
  • Betty Prior - med. pink
  • Cathedral - apricot blend
  • Charlotte Anne - mauve
  • Chinatown - deep yellow
  • Dicky - orange pink
  • Escapade - mauve
  • Eyepaint - red blend
  • French Lace - white
  • Gene Boerner - med. pink
  • Gingersnap - orange blend
  • Iceberg - white
  • Judy Garland - yellow blend
  • Lady of the Dawn - light pink
  • Margaret Merril - white
  • Marina - orange blend
  • Nicole - white blend
  • Orangeade - orange red
  • Playboy - red blend
  • Playgirl - med. pink
  • Pleasure - med. pink
  • Priscilla Burton - red blend
  • Sexy Rexy - med. pink
  • Showbiz - med. red
  • Simplicity - med. pink or white
  • Sunsprite - deep yellow
  • Trumpeter - orange red

Grandifloras

  • Caribbean - orange blend
  • Love - red blend
  • Lucky Lady - light pink
  • New Year - orange blend
  • Magic Langern - orange blend
  • Prima Donna - deep pink
  • Shining Hour - deep yellow
  • Tournament of Roses - med. pink

Climbers

  • Altissimo - med. red
  • Cl. Cecile Brunner - light pink
  • Clair Matin - med. pink
  • Dublin Bay - med. red
  • Handel - red blend
  • Cl. Iceberg - white
  • Jeanne Lajoie - med. pink
  • Rosarium Uetersen - deep pink
  • Sombreuil - white

Shrubs

  • All That Jazz - orange pink
  • Dortmund - med. red
  • Flower Carpet - various colors
  • Golden Wings - light yellow
  • Hanseat - med. pink
  • Heritage - light pink
  • Lavender Dream - mauve
  • Maytime - pink blend
  • Oranges 'n Lemons - orange blend
  • Sally Holmes - white
  • Stretch Johnson - red blend

Miniatures

  • Baby Betsy McCall - light pink
  • Beauty Secret - med. red
  • Brass Ring - orange blend
  • Crazy Dottie - orange blend
  • Cupcake - med. pink
  • Debut - red blend
  • Elfinglo - mauve
  • Gourmet Popcorn - white
  • Heidi - med. pink
  • Holy Toledo - apricot
  • Irresistible - white
  • Little Artist - red blend
  • Magic Carrousel - red blend
  • Millie Walters - orange pink
  • Minnie Pearl - pink blend
  • Nighthawk - med. red
  • Orange Sunblaze - orange red
  • Popcorn - white
  • Rainbow's End - yellow blend
  • Razzmatazz - orange red
  • Ring of Fire - yellow blend
  • Roller Coaster - red blend
  • Starina - orange red
  • Wedded Bliss - med. pink
  • Winsome - mauve

Polyanthas, Old Garden Roses, Rugosas

  • Austrian Copper - orange blend Hybrid Foetida
  • Ballerina - medium pink Hybrid Musk
  • China Doll - medium pink Polyantha
  • De Meaux - med. pink Centifolia
  • The Fairy - light pink Polyantha
  • Felicite Parmentier - light pink Alba
  • Konigan von Danemark - medium pink Alba
  • La Marne - pink blend Polyantha
  • Margo Koster - orange blend Polyantha
  • Monsieur Tillier - orange pink Tea
  • Rugosa Roses - all varieties

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