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... Best Roses for Richmond

This page contains those roses found by the members of the Richmond Rose Society to grow best in Richmond Virginia and vicinity. The ARS Rating is listed beside each variety. Roses color coded red are fragrant. Updated May 2007.


Floribunda

Grandiflora

Hybrid Tea

Large Climbers

Miniature

Mini Climbers

Mini-Floras

Old Garden Roses

Polyantha

Shrub Roses

Species Roses

Floribunda
Sexy Rexy 8.7
Iceburg 8.7
Betty Boop 8.0
Sunsprite 8.5
Playboy 8.5
Nicole 8.9
Livin' Easy 8.1
Scentimental 7.7
Princess of Wales 7.4
Play Girl 8.4
Pinnacle TBD
Lime Sublime TBD
Hot Cocoa 7.9
Betty Prior 8.2

Grandiflorias
Queen Elizabeth 7.8
Gold Medal 8.4
Fame 8.1
Melodie Parfumee 7.7
Love 7.6

Hybrid Teas
Mister Lincoln 8.3^
Veterans' Honor 8.1
Pristine 8.6
Gemini 8.2
Double Delight 8.4
Fragrant Cloud 8.1

Marijke Koopman 8.6
St. Patrick 8.0
Tropicana 7.6
Tiffany 7.9
Milestone 8.0
Diana, Princess of Wales 7.5
Folklore 8.2
Olympiad 8.6
Paradise 7.6
Signature 7.6
Touch of Class 8.9
Tropical Sunset 7.7
Garden Party 7.9

Large Climbers
Altissimo 8.5
America 8.3
Don Juan 8.2
Fourth Of July 8.1
Lace Cascade 7.9
Zephirine Drouhin 8.1

Miniature
Jean Kenneally 9.1
Rainbow's End 8.7
Miss Flippins 8.1
Pierrine 9.0
Doris Morgan 7.7
Soroptimist International 7.9
Bees Knees 8.0
Kristin 8.1
Wild Plum 8.0
Fairhope 8.2
Hot Tamale 8.3
Luis Desamero 7.9
Salute TBD
Incognito 8.0
Gourmet Popcorn 8.7

Mini-Climbers
Jeanne Lajoie 9.1
Rainbow's End 7.9
Red Cascade 7.6

Mini-Floras
Tiffany Lynn 8.1
Dr John Dickman 7.7
Butter Cream 7.8
Autumn Splendor 8.1

Old Garden Roses
Alba Maxima 8.6
Alba Semi-plena 8.9
Baronne Prevost 8.6
Blush Noisette 8.5
Champneys' Pink Cluster 8.4
Henri Martin 8.6
La Ville de Bruxelles 8.5
Lamarque 8.8
Louise Odier 8.4
Marchesa Boccella 9.0

Mme Alfred Carriere 8.9
Mme Plantier 8.8
Mutablis 8.9
Old Blush 8.7
Paul Neyron 8.2

R.X alba (White Rose of York) 8.9
Reine des Violettes 8.2
Reve d'Or 9.3
Rose de Rescht8.8
Souv de la Malmaison 8.7

Polyanthas
Mlle Cecile Brunner 8.4
The Fairy 8.7

Shrubs
Knockout 8.6
Heritage 8.4
Belinda's Dream 8.5
Golden Wings 8.8
Bonica 8.4
Abraham Darby 8.0
Tamora 7.8
Evelyn 7.9
Graham Thomas 8.2
Pat Austin 7.7

Species Roses
R. banksiae (Lady Banks' Rose) 8.3
R. eglanteria (Sweet-brier) 8.4
R. Gallica Officinalis (Apothecary Rose) 8.7
R. gallica versicolor (Rosa Mundi) 9.0

R. laevigata (Cherokee rose) 8.5
R. palustris(Swamp rose) 8.1
R rugosa rubra 9.1
R. setigera (Prairie rose) 9.1

 


ARS Rating Scale

9.3-10.0 One of the best roses ever
Scores in this range are seldom seen.
8.8-9.2 An outstanding rose
One with major positive features and essentially no negatives. Falls in the top 1% of all roses.
8.3-8.7 A very good to excellent rose
One recommended without hesitation.
7.8-8.2 A solid to very good rose
Its good features easily outweigh any problems. A rose that is well above average.
7.3-7.7 A good rose.
Somewhat above average.

6.8-7.2 An average rose.
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6.1-6.7 A below average rose
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0.0-6.0 Not recommended
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