Best Roses For Florida

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While attending the fall 2011 Deep South District Rose Convention I heard a talk by Pam Greenwald of Angel Gardens.  She grows, and sells, own-root roses in central Florida.

One of Pam’s handouts was a list of roses she feels do very well in Florida on their own roots.

Growing roses in Florida has its own set of challenges and a list like this is a valuable resource.  I asked Pam if I could post the list on my website and here it is!  Even if you don’t live in Florida anyone with a similar climate should consider adding some of these roses to their garden.  They are broken down by class.


China Roses


  • Archduke Charles
  • Cramoisi Superieur
  • Louis Philippe
  • Pink Pet (Caldwell Pink)
  • Jean Back Sisley
  • Dutch Fork China
  • Comtesse du Cayla
  • Ducher
  • Mutabilis
  • Arethusa
  • Carnation
  • Hermosa
  • La Vesuve

Climbing China Roses

  • Cramoisi Superieur, CL.

    Mrs. B. R. Cant

  • Louis Philippe, CL
  • Fortune’s Double Yellow
  • Setina

Tea Roses

  • Duchesse de Brabant
  • Mrs. B. R. Cant
  • Blumenschmidt
  • Maman Cochet
  • Mme. Lombard
  • Rosette de Lizy
  • Anna Olivier
  • Alexander Hill Gray
  • Papa Gontier
  • Bon Silene
  • Mlle. Franziska Kreuger

    Reve d'Or

  • Perle des Jardins
  • Alliance Franco-Russe
Climbing Tea Roses
  • Elie Beauvillain
  • Marechal Neil
Noisettes & Tea-Noisettes
  • Reve d’Or (Climber)
  • Lamarque (Climber)
  • Champney’s Pink Cluster
  • Crepescule (Climber)
  • Blush Noisette
Hybrid Musks

  • Prosperity
  • Buff Beauty


  • Robin Hood
  • Penelope
  • Felicia
  • Skyrocket
  • Belinda
  • Clytemnestra
  • Nur Mahal


  • Perle D;Or
  • Cecile Brunner
  • Gabrielle Privat
  • The Fairy
  • Clotilde Sopuert

Shrub Roses

Belinda's Dream

  • Belinda’s Dream
  • Graham Thomas
  • Carefree Beauty
  • Quietness
  • Aloha

Rugosa Roses

  • Linda Campbell
  • Sarah Van Fleet
  • Pink Grootendorst

Bourbon Roses

  • Maggie
  • Eugenie Marlitt
  • Souvenir de St. Anne’s
  • Souvenir de la Malmaison

  • Souvenir de la Malmaison, Cl.
  • Mme. Isaac Perriere
  • Mme. Ernest Calvat
  • Zephirine Drouhin

Pam Greenewald  grows roses at Angel Garden’s new location north of Alachua, Florida. Visits to the nursery are by appointment only. Group tours welcome. Classes offered. Call 352-359-1133 or visit to for more information and to purchase the roses on this page.


Best Roses For Florida — 2 Comments

  1. I would consider adding Spice, the Bermuda Mystery rose to your list . It’s a china rose, with a nice scent. Not many roses do well in southern Florida have scent, for that reason alone it has merit. I love it’s delicate flowers though too. Spic growing with Louis Phillpe is a wonderful combination.

    Also it would be nice to include in the name of the nosiette category something to warn people how large climpbing noisettes get… pehaps use a name such as climbing noisettes, although backyard eating might be closer to the truth LOL

    Lovely web page

    • Thanks for your comment and you are totally correct, Spice is a great rose. And good note on the Noisettes. Some of them can really get big!