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Helpful Links for Rose Enthusiasts

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The American Rose Society

Official site of the ARS, dedicated to the enjoyment, enhancement, and promotion of the rose. Features articles and links to help on rose growing.

The Colonial District of the American Rose Society

The Colonial District is one of the 18 regional districts of the American Rose Society. Encompassing Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia; Colonial District rosarians take pride in promoting the rose and helping people with their rose problems.

Rose Sources

There are many on-line sources for roses. Some of the ones that the Potomac Rose Society like are listed below.

Earth-Kind Roses

Earth-Kind is a special designation given to select rose cultivars by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through the Earth-Kind landscaping program. It is based on the results of extensive research and field trials, and is awarded only to those roses demonstrating superior pest tolerance combined with outstanding landscape performance.

American Garden Rose Selections

American Garden Rose Selections™ recognizes and recommends the best garden-worthy rose varieties for the various regions of the US through testing, and provides objective and reliable information to the general public.

Find Rose Photos and Information

HelpMeFind has cataloged over 44,000 roses and has more than 160,000 photos, along with thousands of rose nurseries, public and private gardens, rose societies, authors, breeders, hybridizers, and publications from all over the world.

The University of California at Davis developed a search tool for roses by name, color, plant type and fragrance.

This clear description of types of roses is accompanied by photographs. This visual guide to roses is provided by FTD.

Heritage Rose Foundation

The Heritage Rose Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1986, devoted to the preservation of old roses.

American Nurseryman

This Website describes the efforts being made through the National Clean Plant Network-Roses (NCPN-R), under the US Department of Agriculture, to expand the availability of virus-free rose cultivars nationwide. It offers an informative description of testing methods being used to identify viruses present in roses and to verify the efficacy of programs underway to eliminate them.

Local Gardening Resources

The DC Urban Gardening community has a wealth of information to promote, support and grow urban agriculture through building connections. DUG Network

Kids Gardening

This website supports the educators and caregivers bringing the life-changing benefits of gardening to kids.

Top photo of Bee’s Knees by Rich Baer