Roses Worth Growing

Earth Kind Roses – Roses proven to deliver outstanding landscape performance under widely varying soil conditions with minimal care. The Earth Kind Rose program was initiated by Texas A&M University. The goal is to test and recommend rose cultivars that are suitable to low maintenance landscapes. This includes evaluations of Old Garden and Modern Rose cultivars. Characteristics being considered in these evaluations are low irrigation inputs, minimum pruning requirements, desirable flowering characteristics, minimum insect susceptibility, and resistance or low susceptibility to black spot and other devastating rose diseases.

  • Belinda’s Dream
  • Carefree Beauty
  • Cecile Brunner
  • Ducher
  • Duchesse de Brabant
  • Else Poulsen
  • Georgetown Tea
  • Knock Out
  • La Marne
  • Marie Daly
  • Mme. Antoine Mari
  • Mutabilis
  • New Dawn
  • Perle d’Or
  • Pink Pet
  • Pinkie, climber
  • Reve d’Or
  • Sea Foam
  • Souv. de St. Anne’s
  • Spice
  • The Fairy

 

ADR Award – In the USA, Earth Kind is rapidly becoming a most coveted designation indicating high-performance, low-maintenance roses. In continental Europe, the designation “ADR” has been for several years reserved for European Roses that have withstood the same rigorous testing. Only roses that are outstandingly resistant to disease without chemical sprays can receive this prized “ADR” Award.

Favorite ADR Roses:

  • Dark Desire
  • Dee-Lish
  • Elina
  • Eliza
  • Francis Meilland
  • Golden Gate
  • Grande Amore
  • Jasmina
  • Laguna
  • Larissa
  • Lavender Dream
  • Lion’s Fairy Tale
  • Lone Star
  • Pink Enchantment
  • Pomponella Fairy Tale
  • Solero
  • Summer Sun
  • Topolina
  • Westerland