Recommended Disease Resistant Roses for the Charleston, SC Area

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Cramoisi Superieur – fragrant, floriferous and very disease resistant

Most gardeners outside of the rose societies think Knock Out roses are the only disease resistant roses in commerce. There are other roses besides Knock Out roses that are disease resistant and some are very fragrant too which Knock Out roses are not. Knock Out roses are also known to be susceptible to Rose Rosette Disease and once you have it, it can wipe out your whole garden.

Compiled from the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society members’ survey, here is a list of disease resistant roses in alphabetical order with their class, color and rating according to the American Rose Society Handbook for Selecting Roses:

**Archduke Charles – China – Red Blend – 8.5

Belinda Dream – Shrub – Medium Pink – 8.4

Beverly – Hybrid Tea – Pink Blend – 7.8

**Blush Noisette – Noisette – White – 8.4

Bow Bells – Shrub – Deep Pink – 8.1

Carefree Beauty – Shrub – Medium Pink – 8.7

Charlotte – Shrub – Light Yellow – 8.0

**Cramoisi Superieur – China – Med. Red – 8.8

Cuarto de Julio – Floribunda – Orange

Easter Basket – Floribunda – Yellow Blend – 7.9

Easy Does It – Floribunda – Orange Pink – 7.9

First and Foremost – MiniFlora – Pink Blend – 7.5

Francis Meilland – Hybrid Tea – Light Pink – 7.6

Grande Amore – Hybrid Tea – Medium Red – 7.7

Heaven on Earth – Floribunda – Apricot Blend – 7.8

Heritage – Shrub – Light Pink – 8.5

Iceberg – Floribunda – White – 8.4

Lady Hillingdon – Tea – Yellow Blend – 8.3

**Lamarque – Noisette – White – 8.9

**Louis Philippe – China – Red Blend – 8.9

Mme Alfred Carriere – Noisette – White – 8.8

**Mme Plantier – Alba – White – 8.9

Mohana – Hybrid Tea – Yellow

Molineux – Shrub – Deep Yellow – 8.0

Mons. Tillier – Tea – Orange Pink – 8.6

Mozart – Hybrid Musk – Pink Blend – 8.0

Mystic Beauty – Bourbon – Light Pink – 8.1

New Dawn – Climber – Light Pink – 8.4

**Old Blush – China – Medium Pink – 8.8

Pink Pet – China – Medium Pink – 8.7

Pretty Lady – Floribunda- Light Pink – 8.3

Quietness – Shrub – Light Pink – 8.3

Reve d’Or – Noisette – Medium Yellow – 9.2

South Africa – Grandiflora – Dark Yellow

Sunshine Daydream – Grandiflora – Light Yellow – 8.0

Teasing Georgia – Shrub – Yellow Blend – 7.7

The Fairy – Polyantha – Light Pink – 8.7

The McCartney Rose – Hybrid Tea – Medium Pink – 8.2

Traviata – Hybrid Tea – Dark Red – 8.1

William Shakespeare – Shrub – Dark Red – 7.7

Roses with ** are eligible for Dowager Queen at a rose show. I could not find any rating for Cuarto de Julio, Mohana and South Africa so they are listed without a rating.

 

Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author & Garden Writer

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