More Roses for the San Joaquin Valley Area

The following is a list of more roses that grow well in the San Joaquin Valley area. They are not as constistant growers as the recommended list but they will perform good in this area The San Joaquin Valley area has mild winters and hot dry summers and beautiful weather to grow roses from April through December. The roses in this list were selected because of their ease of growth, flower production, repeat bloom, and overall good performance for the Central California climate. The roses were also selected for disease resistance to fungal diseases like powdery mildew, rust, and blackspot. If they are planted in a manner that air flow within the roses is maximized, the need for pesticide application for control of powdery mildew, rust, and blackspot can be kept to a minimum. Many of these roses can be obtained through local rose nurseries but a few are only available through mail order nurseries.

These roses are listed by type of rose and within the type of rose (e.g., Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Polyantha, Climbers, Shrubs, Old Garden Roses, and Miniatures). The Climbing Rose Section contains roses which belong to several rose types such as the Large Flower Climbers, Miniature Climbers, and Floribunda Climbers. Within each rose type section, the rose varieties are listed by color class (e.g., apricots, mauves, oranges, pinks, reds, whites, and yellows). The rose ratings listed below are from the ARS Handbook of Selecting Roses. The ratings reflect the overall evaluation from across the United States. The rating classes are as follows: 10.0 = Perfect; 9.0-9.9=Outstanding; 8.0-8.9=Excellent; 7.0-7.9=Good; 6.0-6.9= Fair; n/a=rating not available [new rose]. The abbreviations after some of the rose varieties stand for Copyright (C) or Trade Mark (TM).

List of Roses for the San Joaquin Valley Area

Hybrid Teas

Brandy is an apricot blend Hybrid Tea


Prima Donna is a deep pink Grandiflora

Bon Bon is a pink blend Floribunda

Mothersday is a dark red Polyantha
Climbing Roses

Pinata is a yellow blend Large Flowered Climber

Red Beauty is a dark Miniature

Lavender Dream is a low growing mauve Shrub rose
Old Garden Roses

Harison's Yellow, Hybrid Foetida, Deep Yellow

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