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Old Rose Nurseries

Posted by bunyip 7a Virginia (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 17:20

I am reading along here while I try to decide on which old rose to buy for the area of my garden that I am reclaiming from neglect. It's getting hot here in Virginia so I am going to wait until September to finally make my choice and order.

While I am reading, I am seeing lots of names of rose nurseries mentioned, and I am having trouble noting all of them and tracking them down. Is it possible that somewhere there is a list of good nurseries which carry old roses? I know about the Antique Rose Emporium and Roses of Yesterday, but I have seen many others mentioned in passing, and I would love to have a list.

I hope this doesn't violate any rules of the GardenWeb forums!

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RE: Old Rose Nurseries

Just a few days ago the folks here came up with quite a few nurseries. Here is a list:

Reputable Rose Nurseries

Angel Gardens
Antique Rose Emporium
Burlington Nursery
Greenmantle Nursery
High Country Roses and Northland Rosarium (Cold Zones)
Long Ago Roses
Rogue Valley Roses
Rose Petals
Roses Unlimited

RE: Old Rose Nurseries

And if you are looking for a source for a specific rose, look the rose up on HelpMeFind Roses.

There is a BUY FROM tab for each rose, which will tell you who offers it.

Here is a link that might be useful: HelpMeFind

RE: Old Rose Nurseries

In Virginia there are some rose events where roses are often sold.

Check out the Lynchburg City Cemetery rose days in spring. Really interesting collection of old roses in a charming setting.

Also search the Leonie Bell Noisette Garden in Charlottesville. The Center for Historic Plants also has roses for sale although I'm not sure who is propagating for them nowadays.

RE: Old Rose Nurseries

There was a thread on this topic just last month on this forum (link below) which would be a good start. Others closer to where you live can probably give info on local sources.

Here is a link that might be useful: list remaining reputable rose nurseries

RE: Old Rose Nurseries

You might want to begin with nurseries which are near to you, such as RU and Longago Roses. They are likely to carry varieties which will do well in your yard as they have similar climates and shipping times will be shorter and costs less than if you order from the left coast.

RE: Old Rose Nurseries

There were roses left over from the Lynchburg Rose Festival last month. Contact Karen at the Old City Cemetery for a list. There were still some very nice varieties when I emailed her before my presentation at Tufton.

Speaking of Tufton (Monticello), their roses this year are not what they used to be. No varieties that you can't get elsewhere. When I saw them, they were small and immature and in no way ready to go into the garden. it's a shame.

Depending on what you want for your garden, it's okay to order now and plant ... if you can keep an eye on them and make sure they're watered. I planted two roses just yesterday (ordered during the Roses Unlimites summer sale). They are nice and mature and totally able to withstand the summer temperatures. Two weeks ago, I planted seven miniature roses that I ordered from Burlington. Again, nice plants and totally ready for the garden.

I don't know where you are in Virginia. I'm near Fredericksburg. You are welcome to take this conversation offline ...

RE: Old Rose Nurseries


Check this posting on Gardenweb for a more complete list of nurseries: "List the reputable remaining rose nurseries"

RE: Old Rose Nurseries

Thank you all so much for all the information! I am making notes, especially of the Virginia area resources. I will be back tomorrow -- gotta run today.

Thanks to all!

RE: Old Rose Nurseries

Angel Gardens: qts and/or gallons of organically grown own-root roses (Alachua, FL) or 1-352-359-1133

Antique Rose Emporium: 2-g pots of own-root old & Pioneer roses (Brenham, TX) or 1-800-441-0002

Burlington Rose Nursery: 5” bands or 1-g pots grafted & own-root roses (Visalia, CA) or 1-559-747-3624

Chamblee's Rose Nursery: 1-g pots of own-root roses (Tyler, TX) or 1-800-256-7673

Greenmantle Nursery: 2-g organically grown own-root species & classic roses (Garberville CA) or 1-707-986-7504

Heirloom Roses: own-root roses in special 6” x 3” pots (St. Paul, OR) or 1-800-820-0465

High Country Roses: own-root species, modern & old garden roses (Denver, Co) or 1-800-552-2082

Long Ago Roses: own-root old & modern roses in 16-oz pots (Granite Falls, NC) or e-mail roses AT

Northland Rosarium: hardy own-root old & modern roses in 6” pots (Spokane, WA) or 1-509-448-4968

Palatine Roses: roses budded on R. multiflora shipped bare-root (Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON) or 1-905-468-8627

Pickering Nurseries: roses budded on R. multiflora shipped bare-root (Port Hope, ON) or 1-905-753-2155

Regan Nursery: mostly modern budded, bare-root roses (Fremont, CA) or 1-510-797-3222

Rogue Valley Roses: own-root roses 1-g, 5-g or bands or bare-root winter shipping (Phoenix, OR) or 1-541-535-1307

Rose Petals Nursery: own-root antique roses shipped in 1-g pots (Newberry, FL) or 1-352-215-6399

Rosemania: bare-root roses & garden supplies (Franklin, TN) or 1-888-600-9665

Roses Unlimited: own-root old & modern roses in 1-g pots (Laurens, SC) or 1-864-682-7673

Witherspoon Rose Culture: mostly modern roses (Durham, NC) or 1-800-643-0315

A few nurseries offering species and/or rose cultivars in limited quantities:

RE: Old Rose Nurseries

Just a plug for Roses Unlimited, as they are the largest OGR nursery near you, are very knowledgeable, have good prices, and their selection grows here in the mid-Atlantic. Depending on where you are, it might be worth a day trip.

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