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Roger’s Recommends & New Roses for 2018

Rogers Recommends – Roses


  • Francis Meilland
  • Full Sail
  • Neil Diamond
  • Twilight Zone

David Austin’s

  • England’s Rose (New!)
  • Gertrude Jekyll

Disease Resistant

  • Easy Does It
  • Happy Go Lucky
  • Lasting Love
  • Pretty Lady

Hybrid Teas & Grandifloras

  • Big Momma
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • New Zealand
  • Strike It Rich


  • Chris Evert
  • First Prize
  • Gemini
  • Gold Struck
  • Lasting Love

Climbing Roses

  • Crimson Sky
  • Eden


  • Love Song
  • Oh My!

Can’t Live Without

  • Doris Day
  • Drop Dead Red
  • Elle
  • Francis Meilland

New Roses for 2018

Hybrid Tea Roses

Moonlight Romantica

Parade Day

Sweet Mademoiselle

Floribunda Roses

Easy Spirit

Frida Kahlo

Rosie the Riveter

Climbing Roses

Grape Jelly

Highwire Flyer

Shrub Roses

Eyeconic Mango Lemonade

By |2018-03-27T15:46:46+00:00December 28th, 2017|New in the Gardens, Roger's Recommends, Roses 2018|22 Comments

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  1. Betty Holt December 31, 2017 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Do you have any Rose Trees?

    • Roger's Gardens January 3, 2018 at 4:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Betty,

      During the cool winter months roses are generally sold in what is called a “bare-root” or “dormant” stage. I currently have about a thousand of these bare-root roses, spanning probably a hundred different varieties. However, these are all bush forms. Due to dehydration issues that are unique to tree roses, these do not perform well when planted in a “bare-root” or “dormant” stage. Instead, these tree rose forms are best planted when they are in full leaf and flower, which begins in earnest about March. At that season we will have lots of tree roses.

      Hopefully, you can hold on until then.


  2. Janet Clause January 13, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Do you have thr rose Sunset Celebration?

    • Roger's Gardens January 17, 2018 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Janet,

      Yes, we do. We just received these about two weeks ago, but have already sold several. We have about five left.


  3. Ken Huff January 25, 2018 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Do you have the rose “Easter Basket” or “Fired Up”

    • Roger's Gardens February 1, 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Hi Ken,

      I don’t at the moment, but will have them shortly. ‘Fired up’ is definitely in our five-gallon rose program for this spring/summer, but that does not begin for another 6-8 weeks. ‘Fired Up’ is contracted and being grown for us right now. ‘Easter Basket’ is also probably ­going to be in our spring summer rose program as well, but is not contracted. All that means is that it isn’t reserved for us, but will almost certainly will either have it on hand or can easily special order it for you if for some reason it is not in stock.

      Early March would be the best time to check back on both of those.

      Good rose growing!


  4. Shae Gazzaniga February 2, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

    What is your best recommendation for a climbing rose that is a fairly constant bloomer?

    • Roger's Gardens February 2, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Our best constant blooming rose is Crimson Sky.

      They are available

      Thank you!


  5. D Heil February 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Do you have roses available now five gallon cans.

    • Roger's Gardens February 23, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Thank you for your inquiry. We have a good selection of 5 gallon roses already this year!
      Please come down for a visit, you will not be disappointed.

      Kind regards,

      Kimberly Sterling

  6. RUSS WILLIAMSON February 16, 2018 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    When will be your spring rose offering be available for 2018?

    • Roger's Gardens February 23, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

      We have an excellent selection of 5 gallon roses already this year! Come in to view the varieties, you won’t be disappointed.

      Kind regards,

      Kimberly Sterling

  7. Todd Johnson February 21, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    We are looking to expand our rose garden and do some plant upgrading.
    When do you anticipate receiving a good selection of hybrid tee roses in 5 gal containers?

    • Roger's Gardens February 23, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Thank you for your inquiry Todd. We have a good selection of 5 gallon roses already this year!
      Please come down for a visit, you will not be disappointed.

      Kind regards,

      Kimberly Sterling

  8. Diane K Roper March 9, 2018 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Have you received your container roses yet?

    • Roger's Gardens March 9, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Hello Diane,

      Thank you for your inquiry. We have a great selection of 5 gallon roses already this year! Please come down for a visit, you will not be disappointed.

  9. Diane Willis March 25, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

    My favorite rose ever has been the Hybrid Tea Sutter’s Gold. It’s an old, old rose, and I’ve not been able to locate any over the last 30 years or so. Any ideas?

    • Roger's Gardens March 27, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Hi Diane,

      I remember ‘Sutter’s Gold’. We grew it in my garden for several years when I lived and gardened in the Los Angeles area. But that was a long time ago. It was first introduced to the U.S. in 1950 and in fact, it was an All-America Rose Selection winner at the time – the highest honor a rose can achieve. I am afraid that you won’t likely find ‘Sutter’s Gold’ on the market today. It has been out of patent for many years and has been retired by the rose growers for a very long time. Rose growing and breeding is a continual process and every year a dozen or more new varieties are introduced to the market by the two or three growers/breeders. This means that each year a dozen of more varieties are also discontinued by these same growers. If they didn’t do this, they would never be able to manage their businesses successfully. But, this same introduction process also keeps a steady stream of new and exciting rose varieties flowing past us.

      Such is the nature of the rose industry. Sorry to pass this information along, but probably best to keep ‘Sutter’s Gold’ in your memory and experiment with another new variety, or two, or three, or . . .

      Good luck,


  10. Eileen Shipman March 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    How large is the Julia Child Rose flower? I bought one but the flower was tiny. Did not expect that . Did I buy a dud?

    • Roger's Gardens March 27, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Hi Eileen,

      ‘Julia Child’ should be quite a large flowered rose. Not only is it a large flower, it is one of the best roses ever developed in most rose experts opinions. It has great repeat bloom ability, good disease tolerance, is a strong grower, is shapely, has fragrance and a nice flower form. In my opinion it has almost everything one could want in a rose.

      It doesn’t sound right if you had a very small flower. If it was only one flower or the very first flower of the year I would give it a bit more time. If you bought it at Roger’s Gardens you have a full year plant guarantees with absolutely no risk. I hope the plant was properly labelled and it is indeed ‘Julia Child’. If you are in the store, ours are in full bloom, so you might want to take a look at them and compare yours.


  11. Kitty April 11, 2018 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Do you carry the rose McClinton Tea?

    • Roger's Gardens April 12, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Hi Kitty,

      I am afraid we do not carry the ‘McClinton Tea’ rose. We probably have about the largest selection of roses anywhere in Southern California, but this is a rather uncommon Antique rose. We have access to a few hundred rose varieties, but not this one. Likely the only way you will be able to acquire this rose will be from an on-line mail-order rose specialist supplier. It will take some effort, but if you really want it you can probably order it in that manner. Just Google it and you might find a supplier.


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