The Indianapolis Rose Society annual rose sale is on and the roses will be here soon!
🌹In addition to information from the grower, peppered throughout the list of roses you will see reviews from rose society members who are growing these roses.🌹
As in the past, the roses are available on a FIRST COME / FIRST SERVE basis. Some roses from the original list are sold out, but you will see, we still have some beauties just waiting to be added to your garden – while supply lasts!
To place orders or to get more information, contact us here.
David Austin: $33
All Other Roses: $28
David Austin: $38
All Other Roses: $33
PAYMENT: Roses must be pre-paid. Contact us to make payment arrangements HERE.
PICKUP: Pickup will be mid April. You will be contacted when we have a firm date from the delivery service.
Prices on roses is just one of the benefits of annual $20 membership. If you’d like to become a member fill out the form HERE.
HERE ARE THE ROSES LISTED BY CATEGORY
DAVID AUSTIN ROSES…
David Austin English Roses are primarily crosses between modern roses for color palette and old garden roses for form and fragrance. Truly the best of both worlds.
VANESSA BELL (SOLD OUT!)
Summer long display of mid-sized semi-double flowers, one of the most free-flowering David Austin bred roses. Pale lemon to primrose, pink tinged buds, flowers fading to clear cream with age, adds soft charming luminosity to the moonlit evening garden, medium bushy upright shrub, with a green tea, lemon honey fragrance, possible hedge. Winner of David Austin’s Best for Flowering Award.
🌹FROM MEMBER TERESA BYINGTON…
This picture is Vanessa Bell growing in my garden last summer. I have grown this rose for 3 years. She is an outstanding rose. In fact, I liked it so much that I ordered another one! She is a medium sized shrub filled with blooms throughout the season and fragrance. To me the color is just the perfect yellow to go with all the other roses in my garden. Works well in a vase too. You will love this one!
CROWN PRINCESS MARGARETA (SOLD OUT)
Bears quite large, apricot-orange flowers, in the form of neatly arranged, many petalled rosettes. They have a strong, fruity fragrance. It forms a 5 ft tall, slightly arching shrub with plentiful glossy foliage, ideal as a short climber or back of the garden, strong repeat bloom, enjoys companions, excellent resistance to disease. Zone 4 hardy, Will tolerate partial sun.
🌹FROM MEMBER PAT PIERLE
Crown Princess Margareta is my “show stopper”. She is the first to bloom every season and the neighbors anxiously await her show! She even tolerates the afternoon shade! Below is a picture of this rose from my garden…
EMILY BRONTE (SOLD OUT)
Soft pink and apricot flowers, 106 petals, intense tea scent, strong upright habit.
An exceptionally beautiful rose; the distinctive blooms are very neat and rather flat. Each bloom is a lovely soft pink, with a subtle apricot hue, the smaller central petals deepening to rich apricot and surrounding a button eye, which unfurls to reveal deep-set stamens. The strong Tea fragrance becomes more Old Rose, with delicious hints of lemon and grapefruit. It forms a bushy shrub with strong, healthy, upright growth.
Perfectly shaped fragrant, fully double, shallow flowers are pure pink, 120 petals, strong old rose fragrance, upright habit, vigorous. Bronze foliage turns green over time, excellent repeat bloomer. Bushy and sturdy bearing roses almost to ground level
David Austin Best for Fragrance Award
🌹FROM MEMBER TRUDY STRUCK:
Harlow Carr – This David Austin rose blooms constantly throughout the growing season. It is a beautiful shade of pink and very fragrant. It grows in my garden on a tall tripod type trellis. It is a favorite of my granddaughter since her name is Harlow.
🌹FROM MEMBER SALLY PARSONS
Harlow Carr – I’ve had this rose for 4 years and it does very well for me. She is wildly fragrant!
Profuse very full double 4” blooms begin as deeply cupped creamy apricot buds, open to neatly cupped rosettes, and then to domed creamy white flowers, 100 petals, light clove musk fragrance. Repeat flowering, medium semi-glossy dark green foliage, excellent cut flowers, very few thorns. Awards of Garden Merit by Royal Horticultural Society.
Born in large fragrant clusters over a long season, blooms open as rich cherry-red fading to deep pink as they mature with a hint of yellow on the reverse side. 85 substantial but narrow heart shaped petals, medium strong tea rose fragrance, upright bushy habit, thick shiny leaves. Particularly healthy and very disease resistance. Good choice for hedge or back of border. Can tolerate partial shade
David Austin Best for Health Award and David Austin Best for Flowering Award
“Grandiflora” is a term coined in 1954 to describe a new rose developed from a cross between hybrid tea and floribunda roses. Grandifloras tend to carry their flowers in clusters on top of tall stems. The flower size is a bit larger than floribunda. Grandifloras are one of the taller roses in the modern rose class, so they work well in the back of the border or as a screen. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ was the very first entry in the grandiflora class. (From Illinois Education Website.)
4-5″ double flowers are copper gold, almost cantaloupe,17-25 petals, moderately fragrant, rich green, upright habit. A no-spray disease resistant rose developed by Kordes. Very hardy, heavy bloomer, softly spicy fragrance, ARS Member’s Choice Award, Gold Standard Award and others.
🌹FROM MEMBER JOHN HEFNER:
South Africa: I have grown this Grandiflora for three years and it continues to be a reliable provider of cantaloupe color blooms both as one bloom per stem and small sprays. It is reliably hardy and disease-free. I once had a visitor to our garden describe a rose as being happy. This variety will be sure to put a smile on your face.
Floribundas are a cross between a polyantha and a tea rose. Typically, floribundas are smaller shrubs reaching only 3 – 4 feet tall and are very floriferous. They can be single or double blooms and come in a wide range of colors.
MOONLIGHT IN PARIS (SOLD OUT)
5″ flowers are warm pastel tones of peach and pink open to shades of creamy white, bloom in flushes throughout season, intense rose and fruit fragrance, deep glossy green leaves. Good cut flower, strong disease resistance.
🌹FROM MEMBER TERESA BYINGTON
I first saw ‘Moonlight in Paris’ in Past ARS President, Bob Martin’s stunning California garden. At that time it was called ‘Garden and Home.’ I knew I had to have it. I bought 2 at last years IRS rose sale. The first year I grew them in containers as shown in the picture below. Last year I planted them in the garden and they did very well. This is a stunning rose with a medium fragrance. I highly recommend it. Sometimes you see this rose listed as a floribunda and sometimes it is listed as a shrub. NOTE: It was originally named for the 50th Anniversary of a popular South African gardening magazine Garden and Home. Not sure why the name was changed but that happens more than we think.
ARTIC BLUE (SOLD OUT!)
3-4″ Unique lilac pink double flowers fade to lavender blue with a cream reverse. Large clusters, constantly bloom, Good resistance to diseases. Good cutting flower bred by Christian Bedard. Heat and drought tolerant.
3″ Pure white with a lovely pink center and slight blush at the open, very full with 100+ petals, Very strong traditional rose with tropical fruit fragrance. Heavy blooming compact bush, beautiful disease resistant foliage, wonderful rose for cutting!
CAMILLE PISSARRO (SOLD OUT!)
Disease resistant foliage showcasing sunny striations of color in enchanting clusters of blooms. Various combinations of yellow, red, pink, and white in 3-4 inch vivid blooms, dark glossy green foliage and a fruity fragrance.
Container friendly or mulch for winter, may be tender below zero, Zone 6-9.
HYBRID TEA ROSES…
Hybrid Teas are one of the most recognized roses and a popular cut flower. Most have long stems with one bloom per stem. They are known for their high-centered blooms.
Beautiful light pink, 4” double full blooms, 45 petals, mostly singular, dark on the inside, lighter on the outside, irresistible one of a kind citrus fruity fragrance. Blackspot & mildew resistant, A lovely rose voted best hybrid tea and most fragrant rose in the 2013 Biltmore trials, and Golden Rose at The Hauge in 2013.
🌹FROM MEMBER CAROLYN LLOYD:
Beverly for me is an outstanding hybrid tea and of course pink is my favorite color. I also gravitate to pinks. It smells wonderful and is very disease resistant aka low maintenance. I love this rose and highly recommend it!
Upright habit, 4″ non-fading deep pink, 50-55 petals, large, cup shaped, old fashioned double blooms, strong verbena and citrus fragrance. Blooms are borne singly with sturdy stems ideal for cutting, strong disease resistance. ADR Award in the German Rose Trial.
FOREVER YOURS (SOLD OUT!)
Classic hybrid tea – 4-5″ large fire engine red blooms with long vase life for superb arrangements, 20-25 petals, dark green foliage, moderate fragrance. Compact and well branched, shows well in containers or garden.
Hybrid Tea – 4-5″ Flowers are intense fuchsia pink with a yellow base, compact upright bushy habit, 30 petals, dark green foliage, strong anise rose fragrance. “Named the “Most Beautiful Rose of the Century” at the International New Rose Competition in France” Excellent repeat.
🌹From Member Norma Bledsoe…
Julie Andrews… Very pretty pink with yellow undertones. Prolific bloomer and repeats quickly. Very winter hardy and strong fragrance. I love the color and with the name Julie Andrews I knew it had to be a good rose.
POPE JOHN PAUL II
Its 5-inch blooms are pure, clean white and emit a wonderful fresh citrus fragrance. It truly is one of the most fragrant roses of all time. The blossoms unfurl from elegantly pointed, ovoid buds to reveal up to 50 petals, each standing atop a sturdy 16- to 20-inch stem. Arising in flushes from late spring to late fall, they stand out boldly against the glossy, dark green, disease-resistant foliage.
STILETTO (SOLD OUT!)
A new introduction, Traditional HT, exhibition type, non-fading deep pink color and very strong old rose fragrance, in abundant and nearly continuous waves,
Dark green glossy foliage, excellent repeat, vigorous and good cutting rose.
Shrub roses are a class of hardy, easy-care plants that work well as individual specimens or in a mixed planting. Most are very floriferous and bloom throughout the summer with a variety of bloom shapes and varying levels of fragrance with very little care.
Shrub Rose – Pure white double flowers, 25-30 slightly ruffled petals are tinged pink in cool weather, dark green foliage, strong citrus scent. Flowers almost continually spring to frost. Highly resistant to blackspot and powdery mildew
From Bill Radler, creator of the ever-blooming, ever-so-tough Knock Out Rose series.
MUSIC BOX (SOLD OUT)
2″ Double flowers have creamy yellow centers surrounded by pink blended petals, 30-35 petals, medium glossy.
🌹FROM MEMBER JIM SCHULTZ
Music Box is my new favorite as a “grower and shower”. Very few Japanese Beetles, compared to others. Has been very healthy and most generous continual bloomer. Blooms start out yellow and fade to dusty rose pink. Nice tea fragrance. Late last fall I clipped it from 5.5’ down to 3’. I use no insecticides or fungicides or give it winter protection. I grow in amended heavy clay.
Semi double fuschia pink petals blending to orange/apricot near center. Not very tall, at about 3 feet, lovely as a foreground rose. It blooms a lot. Exceptional citrus fruity strong fragrance, nearly thornless, long lasting cut flowers, very hardy, easy to grow, minimal disease.
🌹From Member Pat Pierle:
Sunrise Sunset is a beautiful rose. Blooms every day all summer long. I have three and they are disease free! Below is a picture from my garden…
Miniature roses are true roses that have been selectively bred to stay small in size. Most miniature roses have smaller flowers than standard rose bushes, but they come in the same variety of types and colors as their larger counterparts.
LIFE’S LITTLE PLEASURES
Miniature Rose – 2-3″ Very double blooms of lavender pink, fade to lavender, holding their color to the end. Excellent bud and flower form by Christian Bedard, blooms in clusters atop a well-rounded compact shrub, 70 petals, moderate fruity fragrance.
🌹FROM MEMBER LINDA KIMMEL
Life’s Little Pleasures is listed as a miniature rose but the bush gets rather large. Classification is based on the size of bloom, not the bush. The bush size fits more nicely as a miniflora or floribunda. The buds are wine red and open with perfect hybrid tea form. As the bloom ages it lightens to mauve. The blooms are heavily petaled. Fully open, it resembles an old garden rose. When I hear that a miniature rose is fragrant, I roll my eyes in doubt. However, this rose is intensely fragrant!
Climbing roses are any of numerous rather strong-growing garden roses that produce long flexible canes by which they cling to and scramble over trellis, fences or any available support. Long known for ability to created drama and charm in a garden.
SKY’S THE LIMIT (SOLD OUT!)
Exceptionally disease resistant yellow climber from Tom Carruth. Very free flowering with heavy clusters of medium sized ruffled, sunny, buttery yellow 5″, 17-25 petal count blossoms. Pleasant fruity fragrance. Hardy and healthy floriferous climber for zones 5-9.
PEARLY GATES (SOLD OUT!)
4-5″ Pure perfect pastel pink, 35 petals, big gorgeous well-formed blooms from peachy pink hybrid tea form buds, clean dark green foliage, very full, continuous blooms on new and old wood all the way to the ground, sweet spicy fragrance Zones 5-10.
I’ve been buying roses from the Indpls. Rose Society for ten years now. They are always extremely healthy, great foliage, and the highest of quality. They are worth every penny you spend on them. It doesn’t matter what the variety.- Nick Stanley- Growing 300 + roses for over 25 years now.
If you are ready to place an order or need more information, contact us here.
ROSE ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP
Presenter: William Carlson
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
6:00 PM EST
Sullivan Munce Center / 225 West Hawthorne Street / Zionsville, IN 46077
To help prepare us for entering the Rose Arrangement section at Rosefest in June, William (Bill)
Carlson, a master rose arranger, will present a hands-on arrangement workshop. Reservations are
required to ascertain that we have enough roses and plant material for everyone.
Reservations Required! We look forward to seeing you there!
ORGANIC FERTILIZER SALE: Soon the rose society will be making our “famous” organic fertilizer. More info on how to purchase coming soon.
Happy Garden Planning!
“Where, you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett