All About Roses

PRS Fertilizer

Available: March, April, and May membership meetings on the third Monday of each of those months. In the parking lot before meetings.

Location: Oaks Park parking lot

15-10-10 is $19 for a 20# bag, 5-4-4 is $23 for a 20# bag

Or for retail price:
Visit Dennis 7 Dee’s, Portland Nursery or other local nurseries.

2024 Portland Area Rose Guide is here

The PRS polled a number of the members regarding which roses performed well for them. The above link is a list which represents the results of that poll. These roses should perform well in this area with a minimal amount of care. The great thing about Portland is that most roses will do well here and there are many good roses that do not appear on this list. Click here for roses Recommended for the Portland Area.

Click here for the 2024 guide

photo of a pink and yellow rose die-wit

Do Roses Go Dormant?

Great Question… Rich Baer wrote a great Rose Rhetoric article for the October Newsletter addressing this question. He also has information on other advice people get and receive regarding rose care. Click here to read this article.

Rose Anatomy & Terminology

Parts of the rose and other rose related terminology. Click here to read.

Miniature Roses 101

How to grow miniature roses

Rose Insects- Friends and Foes

Common rose related insects

Roses for the Portland Area

The PRS polled a number of the members regarding which roses performed well for them. The above link is a list which represents the results of that poll. These roses should perform well in this area with a minimal amount of care. The great thing about Portland is that most roses will do well here and there are many good roses that do not appear on this list.

Click here for roses Recommended for the Portland Area.

Gold Medal Award Roses

Since 1919, the Portland Rose Society has maintained a high-quality and well sought-after awards program. This annual award is presented to rose varieties that demonstrate superior results when grown in the Pacific Northwest region. Every distinguished variety is honored with inclusion in the Gold Award Garden.

2023 Award Recipients:

Easy Spirit – floribunda bread by Tom Carruth, introduced by Weeks Roses

Stiletto – Hybrid Tea bread by Alain Meilliand, introduced by Edmunds roses

Click here to download the Gold Medal Award Roses.