Autumn in the Heritage Rose Garden
Please join us on the last Saturday in September 2013!
Pictures from previous eventA basket of rose hips from many varieties of roses
Our sales tables set up and ready >
Barbara Gordon gave a wonderful talk on rose hips.
Composting talk by Joan Kyle >
Dave Bang demonstrated methods of propagating roses.
Varieties of Roses for Sale
This is the list of roses we still have for sale from our nursery. Roses are $10 to $20, including sales tax. Many are also free to public gardens, cemeteries, and historic sites. Contact Jill (see below) if you are interested in any of the roses on this list.
|'Dick Koster Fulgens' P-6-25 Pol Koster 1940
This is the cutest polyantha! It has about a hundred petals packed into each small, deep pink flower. Blooms repeatedly throughout the year. Our plant was imported from Germany, and not available anywhere else in the US. 2 plants
|'Little Buckaroo' L-2-18, L-2-21 Min, Moore, 1956.
Bright red with white center and pointed petals, Little Buckaroo was one of Ralph Moore’s early successes, and remains one of the best early miniature roses. Found as far away as Texas, this little fella is a real survivor.
|'Cl. Jackie' Not in the garden, yet. Moore 1957 A light yellow, repeat blooming climbing miniature.||
|'Mel's Heritage' Nursery fence. seedling × Crepuscule Paul Barden, 2009
Peachy pink/copper blooms, fading to pale pink, on a tall, lax, climbing rose from 8’ to possible 20’ Smallish (2.5-in) but very full pom-pom blooms are carried in generous clusters. The uncommon apple fragrance is a delightful surprise – and one you won’t soon forget. The fragrance floats on the air, delighting passers-by. ‘Mel’s Heritage’ repeats quickly, for almost-continuous color. Glossy foliage is a rich medium green. This beauty combines the Wichurana and Noisette classes, to create a climber that seems custom-made for California gardens: Vigorous, heat-tolerant, and resistant to blackspot, mildew, and rust. In almost any garden, this beauty should “shine” as a Climber, Ground-Cover, or Pillar Rose. Rights to this rose were a gift from hybridizer Paul Barden to the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, in memory of the garden’s late Director, Col. Mel Hulse – who was its greatest fan. We know Mel’s smiling — knowing that it is here, today.
Paul Barden said of ‘Mel’s Heritage’: “It’s one of those seedlings that ALMOST slipped through my fingers and into the compost pile. It survived solely because of Mel's decision to plant it on the fence at the Heritage. If it were not for him, it would be long gone. This may well turn out to be a superb repeating Rambler for many California climates. It has a lovely scent.” 1 plant.
|'Orange Triumph' P-7-6, P-7-22 1937 Kordes
No, it's not orange, it's red. The classification is Floribunda or Polyantha, but its ancestry includes Hybrid Musk and Wichurana rambler. We grow it with the Polyanthas.
|'Doorenbos Selection' O-22-13 One of the best Hybrid Spinosissimas. We've potted up some rooted suckers.|
|"Debutante" (on the Santa Clara Univ. fence) Wichurana rambler Walsh 1901
A rambler of the 'Dorothy Perkins' type, but with healthier foliage and light pink flowers. Helpmefind shows two slightly different plants identified as Debutante, one pink, and one white with a pink center. Ours is the pink type. Scattered rebloom after the big late spring flush. We grow this on the Santa Clara University fence. The original plant of it was next to the ruins of the Tevis mansion at the Alma College site. It was growing and blooming in complete shade, and has since died. 2 plants
'Yellow Bantam' L-6-31 MicroMini 1960 Moore
|'Rugelda' (not in the garden yet) Kordes 1989
A beautiful yellow blend Hybrid Rugosa. It will grow to a tall, healthy bush with shiny foliage
|'Belami' M-27- 34 Hybrid Tea 1985 Kordes
A soft orange-pink blend. Rare. 2 plants.
|'Baby Shower' O-22-28 Cl. Mini|
|"Berkeley Red" M-24-13 Hybrid Tea 2 plants|
‘Blushing Beauty’ (not in the garden) LCl Burbank 1934
|'Golden Wings' HSpn 1956 Shepherd. A beautiful, once-blooming pale yellow rose with a wild look. 2 plants||See Photo|
|'Sterkmanns' Gallica 1842 Potted up root suckers, 1 plant||See Photo|
|'Brilliant Pink Iceberg' Fl. 1995 Lilia Weatherly found this sport of Iceberg in Australia. 2 plants||See Photo|
|'Bride's Dream' HT 1986 Kordes||See Photo|
|'French Strumpet' Hybrid Gallica ~2000 SJHRG. This rose resulted from a bird-dropped seed on our front berm, where it still grows. Mel Hulse said it looked like a Gallica crossed with everything else in the garden, thus it's name. It has produced a few suckers, so we dug one up to put in the Gallica section, and this smaller plant came up with it. Once blooming. The only care the original plant has ever received has been keeping the weeds a few feet away from it.||See Photo|
|"Legacy of John C Mathiesen" Hybrid China Found rose|
|'Lorrie Freeman' Hybrid Kordesii ~1995 Liggett|
|'Opal Brunner' Cl. Floribunda 1948 Marshall||See Photo|
|'Roundelay' Grandiflora 1954 Swim||See Photo|
|'Sunset Celebration' Hybrid Tea 1994 Fryer||See Photo|
|'Thorsbyana' Ayrshire 1840 Bennett||See Photo|
|'Velours Noir' Gallica ~1810 Dupont||See Photo|
|'Rise n Shine' Min 1977 Moore||See Photo|
|'Blush Noisette' Noisette 1814||See Photo|
- Mme Jules Bouché Cl. HT 1938
- Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James LCl 1933
- Belle Blanca HGig >1903
- Golden Threshold HGig 2004
- Flora #2, (Raspberry Ripple) HSet
- Windermere R 1932
- Alchymist LCl 1956
- Sungold ClHT 1939
- Chevy Chase R 1939
- Red Coat S/Aus 1973
- "Ritchie's Red Climber" ClHT
- Rose Marie Viaud R/ClPol 1924
- Virginian Rambler HArv <1885
- Follette HGig <1867
- R. banksia Lutea
- R. banksia banksia
- Casino LCl 1963
- Royal Sunset ClHT 1960
- Fritz Nobis S 1940
- Stockton Beauty HT 1948
- Cl. Pompon de Paris Min/Cl
- Lawrence Johnston LCl 1923
- "Legacy of Elizabeth Moore" HT
- "Placerville White Noisette" N
- Reve d'Or TN 1869
- Mme Alfred Carriere TN 1879
- Intrigue (VID) Fl 1982
- Rosy Cushion S 1979
- Rachel Bowes Lyon S 1981
This page was produced by Jill Perry with help and pictures from David Giroux, Jeri Jennings, Anita Clevenger, Judy Eitzen, Masha McLaughlin and Guadalupe River Park Conservancy.
This page was last updated on 8/18/12.