We are wild about roses! There’s nothing quite like stuffing one’s nose into a big dewy rose bloom and taking a long sniff! That’s why we always offer a huge selection of traditional favorites and new additions every spring.
Our bare root roses arrive in February, and our potting crews get right to work planting them in containers. All are sold in pots, rather than bare-root, which protects their roots from breaking and drying out. Rose flowers are hard to resist, so when they bloom, our selection fades. Please call in advance to find current availability.
You can find our best selection of roses in March and early April when our potting process is complete.
Our rose buyer carefully selects the best varieties based on color, fragrance, and disease resistance. You'll find all the roses we plan to bring in this spring in our handy Rose Lists.
The lists below represent what was ordered for 2023. If you'd like to check on current availability of a particular rose, please give us a call or stop on by!
2023 Most Fragrant & Disease Resistant Roses by Color
We're happy to announce the arrival of the official rose of the 2023 Portland Rose Festival—'Smiles for Miles'!
This tall hybrid tea boasts an upright, moderately spreading habit, long stems, a fruity fragrance, and classically pointed flowers.
'Smiles for Miles' is available now at both of our SE Portland shops for $39.99
Roses come in a huge range of sizes, shapes and colors, and placing them in classes helps us organize roses that have similar characteristics. The American Rose Society resets classification schemes from time to time, adjusting to new developments in roses.
Learning the lingo will help you when shopping.
Single – a flower type with few petals, usually 5.
Semi-double – fewer petals than double, ruffled look with visible yellow centers Double – a flower type with many petals, often set in spirals.
Cupped – the outer petals form a cup shape, holding other petals tightly.
Bud Union (graft) – a bulbous spot at the base where stems unite with roots. Own-root – roses grown on their own roots rather than grafted (they will not have a bud union).
Hardy – refers to the minimum temperatures a plant can withstand, not a plant’s vigor.
Disease Resistant* – these plants have shown resistance to at least one of the many fungal afflictions that affect roses in Portland, and may perform better in our rainy climate than others.
*It does not mean “Disease Proof”.
All you need to know about caring for roses in the Pacific Northwest.