Note that by listing these links, Hortico can assume no liability in the recommendation of any product, service or organization, nor does this constitute an endorsement. Descriptions are generally based upon information found on these sites. We encourage you to evaluate these resources yourself.
- American Rose Society (ARS)
The American Rose Society (ARS) has excellent resources on many aspects of roses and rose care. You can also submit questions to their consulting rosarians.
- HelpMeFind Roses
This site is a database-driven compilation of rose info with lists of roses, suppliers, gardens, organizations, books, authors, events and a glossary (over 28,000 roses with over 42,000 photos) This could easily be one of the best rose references on the net. See also HelpMeFind Peonies and Clematis.
- EveryRose.com - the Rose Reference Database
A rose reference and database claiming over 7,250 roses and 2,700 photos.
This site's purpose is to help people new to roses gain confidence in their rose choices and to aid experienced gardeners in finding roses to meet specific horticultural needs. Well designed and well-written. Highly recommended. Keep in mind as you check out their suggestions that Hortico carries a great number of the roses listed on RoseFile.
- Rosarian's Corner
provides a community for rose enthusiasts, from those just beginning to the most experienced, to discuss all facets of roses and their care. A few of the more than 30 forums which cover a broad range of topics include: Old Garden Roses, Rose Recommendations, Disease and Insect Management, Rose Exhibiting, Variety Identification and a Photo Corner and Gallery. Particularly active is a forum dedicated to rose hybridizers, with special attention given to those new to this area.
This excellent Frequently Asked Questions site is a compilation of questions and answers that have appeared in the Usenet Newsgroup rec.gardens.roses on the Internet plus other articles that regular contributors to the newsgroup have written. There is also a well-written glossary of rose-related terms and discussions of modern, old and english roses.
- GardenWeb Rose Forums
A number of forums meant for the discussion of roses.
Includes Roses Forum, Antique Roses Forum, Rose Propagation & Exchange Forum, Name That Rose! and more.
- GardenWeb Glossary of Botanical Terms
GardenWeb has a useful glossary and the HortiPlex database.
- Canadian Gardening Online
Canada's Magazine for Home Gardeners
- Yesterday's Rose!
Andrew Schulman's Yesterday's Rose! This site is dedicated to old and old-fashioned garden roses. Inside you will find illustrations and descriptions of over 100 rose varieties, including details of scent, flower, growth and culture. Also includes a Rose Finder, book reviews and an extensive set of rose related links. Note: Mr. Schulman discontinued this web site in 2002, but there is an archived copy of the site at the Internet Archive.
- Rose Gardening - Suite101
An interesting site with articles by Mark Whitelaw and others about rose care. See also the entire Home and Garden Category for many more resources.
- The Breeding and Development of Modern Moss Roses
This book was written by Ralph Moore but is available on the web. You can order a number of Moore roses from Hortico. See Hortico's Roses by Moore.
- Selecting Hardy Roses for Northern Climates
by the Univ. of Minnesota Extension Service, College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences
- Paul Barden: Old Garden Roses and Beyond
Paul Barden publishes a website which primarily discusses Old Garden Roses and his breeding work involving these roses. There are many photos and descriptions of both Heritage varieties and modern roses alike. There are some useful technical articles about rose propagation, culture, and breeding of roses, as well as links to other very helpful resources.
- RoseNuts Anonymous
Some of everything for rose fanatics... rose of the day, advice, fun facts, kid's corner, rose recipes, even screensavers, poetry and crosswords!
These sites are by various hybridizers and companies who have developed roses which Hortico propagates and sells. These sites all have useful information about rose growing as well as about their particular varieties of roses. For further info or to browse the roses that Hortico carries by each hybridizer, follow the Hortico's roses by... links or goto Roses by Hybridizer.
- Peter Beales Roses
See Hortico's Roses by Beales.
- Roses by Jack E. Christensen
See Hortico's Roses by Jack Christensen. (HelpMeFind reference)
- Dr. Griffith Buck's Roses
See Hortico's Roses by Dr. Buck. (HelpMeFind reference)
- Rose Royce
See Hortico's Roses by Joyce Fleming.. (HelpMeFind reference)
- Fryer's Roses
See Hortico's Roses by Fryer.
- Harkness Roses
See Hortico's Roses by Harkness.
- Kordes Roses
See Hortico's Roses by Kordes. (HelpMeFind reference)
- George Mander's Roses of Excellence
Useful photos and instructions for Making Roses from Cuttings and at Making Miniature Cuttings from Cuttings, from Cuttings....
See Hortico's Roses by George Mander.
- The Roses of Meilland
See Hortico's Roses by Meilland. (HelpMeFind reference)
- Moore's Miniature Roses (Sequoia Nursery)
See Hortico's Roses by Ralph Moore. (HelpMeFind reference)
- J.B.Williams and Assoc:
See Hortico's Roses by J.B.Williams. (HelpMeFind reference)
- Find many more in the lists on AHS, ARS, etc.
- See also (non-rose) Societies, Associations and Gardening Clubs.
- The Canadian Rose Society (CRS)
- Ontario Horticultural Association
Info about 277 Horticultural Societies and Garden Clubs in Ontario.
- Calgary Rose Society
- Peninsular Rose Club
The club for rose growers and enthusiasts in Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula, British Columbia, Canada.
- Vancouver Rose Society
- Other Countries
Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton Ontario
The Royal Botanical Gardens are within a few miles of Hortico.
- Roseraie de L'Ha˙
This garden has one of the largest collections of antique roses in the world. It is located in Paris, France.
A Tour of Cheryl Netter's Garden
Cheryl Netter has beautiful pictures and descriptions of over 100 varieties of roses in her garden. The Colorado garden has over 420 rose bushes covering about 200 varieties! (many of which are carried by Hortico) Or, see Cheryl Netter's Rose Garden on HelpMeFind.
- Chris Gardner
A gardener and floral photographer, with an appropriate name. See also his photo blog.
- Clifford Orent Rose Photos
Clifford Orent, moderator of Rosarian's Corner, has a very large collection of his own excellent rose photos from his own garden. Browse and enjoy!
Suze Dollar, a regular on Gardenweb and a real rose fanatic with several hundred roses in her Arizona garden shares her collection of excellent rose photos. She also maintains the Gardenweb Rose Forum's Recipe collection.
- Moosey's Country Garden
This site is a son's Mother's Day present that got completely out of control. It showcases his mother's beautiful country garden located in West Melton, New Zealand. Enjoyable, well photographed, and definitely worth a browse-though.
- Elko County Rose Garden
A garden dedicated to hardy, easy care roses, including the roses of Dr. Griffith Buck. Features a plan and history of the garden, a list of roses bred by Dr. Buck, links, maps, photos of the garden and its roses, and a collection of rose poetry by Mr. Dan Turner.
- Jason's Zone 8 Garden
A gardner located in Abbotsford, British Columbia.