RHS Award-Winning Roses
Roses that have won The Royal Horticultural Society Award for Garden Merit
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Rose Name Date Rose Class Flower Color Rose Awards
Alba Semi Plena pre 1600 Alba White RHSAGM 1993
Celestial Pre 1648 Alba Pale Pink RHSAGM 1993
Felicite Parmentier 1834 Alba White RHS AGM 1993
Königin von Danemark 1826 Alba Candy Pink RHSAGM 1993
Madame Isaac Pereire 1881 Bourbon Mauve RHSAGM 1993
Souvenir de St. Annes
Bourbon Pale Pink RHS AGM 1993
Blairii No. 2 1845 Bourbon Climber Candy Pink RHSAGM 1993
Irene Watts 1896 China Shell Pink RHSAGM 1993
Mutabilis
China Pink/Yellow Blend RHSAGM 1993
Altissimo 1966 Cluster Flower Climber Red RHSAGM 1993
Handel 1965 Cluster Flower Climber White/Pink Blend RNRS 1965, Portland Gold Medal 1975, RHS 1993
Stretch Johnson 1988 Cluster Flower Climber Red/Yellow Blend RNRS 1988,Glasgow, 1992, Hague 1993, RHSAGM1993
Anna Livia 1985 Cluster Flowered Shell Pink Belfast 1987, Orleans 1985, RHSAGM 1994
Arthur Bell 1965 Cluster Flowered Chrome Yellow RNRS 1964, Belfast Fragrance 1967, RHSAGM 1993
City of London 1988 Cluster Flowered White LeRoeuix Medal 1985, Belfast 1990, New Zealand Fragrance Award 1992, Hague Gold Medal 1993, RHSAGM 1993
Dicky 1983 Cluster Flowered Coral RNRS 1984 Best New Rose, RHSAGM 1993
Escapade 1967 Cluster Flowered White/Pink Blend Baden-Baden 1968, Belfast 1968, Copenhagen 1970, ADR 1973, RHS AGM 1994
Jacqueline du Pre 1988 Cluster Flowered White Le Roeuix Gold Medal 1986, RNRS TGC 1994, RHS AGM 1994
Southampton 1971 Cluster Flowered Apricot RNRS TGC 1971, Baden-Baden Silver 1973, Belfast Gold 1974, RHS AGM 1993
Sweet Dream 1988 Cluster Flowered Apricot BARB ROY 1988, Belfast CoM 1990, RHSAGM 1993
Trumpeter 1977 Cluster Flowered Scarlet New Zealand Star of the Pacific 1977, Porltland Gold Medal 1981, RNRS James Mason Gold Medal 1991, RHS AGM 1993
Ispahan ca 1832 Damask Candy Pink RHS AGM 1993
La Ville de Bruxelles 1849 Damask Rose RHSAGM 1993
Madame Hardy 1832 Damask White RHSAGM 1993
Graham Thomas 1983 English Rose Pale Apricot RHSAGM 1993
Lavender Lassie 1960 Englsih Rose Lilac RHS AGM 1993
Belle de Crecy 1820 Gallica Cerise RHSAGM 1993
Cardinal de Richelieu 1840 Gallica Purple RHSAGM 1993
Charles de Mills
Gallica Crimson RHSAGM 1993
Empress Josephine
Gallica Pink RHS AGM 1993
Scharlachglut 1952 Gallica Scarlet RHSAGM 1993
Red Blanket 1979 Ground Cover Crimson RHS AGM 1993
Surrey 1988 Ground Cover Coral & Pink RNRS Gold 1987, RHSAGM 1993
Highdownensis 1928 Hybrid Moyesii Purple RHS AGM 1994
Ballerina 1937 Hybrid Musk Pale Pink RHS AGM 1993
Buff Beauty 1937 Hybrid Musk Pale Apricot RHSAGM 1993
Cornelia 1925 Hybrid Musk Pink & Buff RHSAGM 1993
Felicia 1928 Hybrid Musk Candy Pink RNRS 1927, RHSAGM 1993
Penelope 1924 Hybrid Musk White NRS Gold Medal 1925, RHS AGM 1993
Prosperity 1919 Hybrid Musk White RHS AGM 1994
Baronne Prevost 1847 Hybrid Perpetual Rose RHSAGM 1993
Ferdinand Pichard 1921 Hybrid Perpetual White/Pink Blend RHSAGM 1993
Belle Poitevine 1894 Hybrid Rugosa Mauve RHSAGM 1993
Frau Dagmar Hartopp 1914 Hybrid Rugosa Rose RHSAGM 1993
Scabrosa 1950 Hybrid Rugosa Rose RHSAGM 1993
Schneezwerg 1912 Hybrid Rugosa White RHSAGM 1993
Albertine 1921 Large Flower Climber Pale Pink RHSAGM 1993
Compassion 1973 Large Flower Climber Pink/Orange Blend Baden-Baden 1975,Geneva 1975, Orleans 1979, RNRS Fragrance 1973, ADR 1976, RHSAGM 1993
Dublin Bay 1975 Large Flower Climber Red RHSAGM 1993
Etoile de Hollande, Climbing 1919 Large Flower Climber Red RHS AGM 1993
Golden Showers 1956 Large Flower Climber Yellow AARS 1957,Portland Gold Medal 1957, RHS AGM 1993
Madame Gregoire Staechelin 1927 Large Flower Climber Shell Pink Bagatelle Gold 1927, ARS John Cook 1929, RHS AGM 1993
Parade 1953 Large Flower Climber Cerise RHSAGM 1993
Paul Transon 1900 Large Flower Climber Copper RHSAGM 1993
Westerland 1969 Large Flower Climber Apricot ADR 1974, RHSAGM 1993
White Cockade 1969 Large Flower Climber White RHS AGM 1993
Alexander 1972 Large Flowered Vermilion Hamburg 1973, Belfast 1974, ADR 1974, RNRS 1987, RHSAGM 1993
Blessings 1968 Large Flowered Salmon RNRS COM 1968, Baden-Baden Gold Medal 1971, RHS AGM 1993
Elina 1983 Large Flowered Primrose ADR, New Zealand 1997, Glasgow 1991, RHSAGM 1993, JMason 1994
Just Joey 1972 Large Flowered Apricot RNRS 1986, RHSAGM 1993, WRFWFR1994
Mrs Oakley Fisher 1921 Large Flowered Yellow NRS 1921, RHSAGM 1993
Paul Shirville 1983 Large Flowered Shell Pink RNRS Fragrance 1982, New Zealand Fragrance 1984, Courtrai 1989, RHSAGM 1993
Peace 1945 Large Flowered Pink/Yellow Blend AARS 1946, ARS & NRS 1947, WRFWFR 1976, RHSAGM 1993
Remember Me 1984 Large Flowered Orange Belfast Gold 1986, RNRS James Mason Gold Medal 1985, RHS AGM 1993
Royal Dane 1971 Large Flowered Copper RHSAGM 1993, RNRS James Mason Medal 1992
Royal William 1984 Large Flowered Red RNRS TGC 1985, ROY 1987, RHS AGM 1993
Savoy Hotel 1989 Large Flowered Pale Pink Dublin 1988, Dortmund 1991, RHSAGM 1995, Portland 1998
Silver Jubilee 1977 Large Flowered Shell Pink RNRS 1977, Belfast 1980, Portland 1981, RHSAGM 1993
Tequila Sunrise 1989 Large Flowered Tawney Blend RNRS Gold 1988, Belfast Gold 1991, Glasgow Silver 1991, RHSAGM 1993
Laura Ford 1989 Mini Climber Yellow RNRS CoM 1988, RHS AGM 1993
Nozomi 1966 Mini Climber Pale Pink RHS AGM 1993
Sweet Magic 1986 Miniature Orange RNRSTGC 1986, RNRS ROY 1987, RHSAGM 1993
Bonica 1982 Modern Shrub Pale Pink ADR 1983, Belfast 1983, AARS 1987, RHSAGM 1993
Cerise Bouquet 1958 Modern Shrub Cerise RHS AGM 1993
Fred Loads 1968 Modern Shrub Orange NRS 1967, RHS AGM 1993
Fritz Nobis 1940 Modern Shrub Candy Pink RHS AGM 1993
Fruhlingsgold 1937 Modern Shrub Buff RHS AGM 1993
Golden Wings 1956 Modern Shrub Primrose ARS Gold 1958, RHSAGM 1993
Harison’s Yellow 1830 Modern Shrub Chrome Yellow RHSAGM 1993
Helen Knight 1970 Modern Shrub Yellow RHS AGM 1994
Nevada 1927 Modern Shrub White RHSAGM1993
Rosy Cushion 1979 Modern Shrub Pale Pink Golden Rose of the Hague 1985, RHS AGM 1993
Crested Moss. 1826 Moss Rose RHSAGM 1993
Henri Martin 1863 Moss Crimson RHSAGM 1993
Alister Stella Gray 1894 Noisette Primrose RHSAGM 1994
Celine Forestier 1842 Noisette Pale Apricot RHSAGM 1993
Jaune Desprez 1830 Noisette Buff RHS AGM 1993
Madame Alfred Carriere 1879 Noisette White RHSAGM 1993
Cecile Brunner 1881 Polyantha Pale Pink RHS AGM 1993, WFRS ORHF
Mevrow an Nathalie Nypels 1919 Polyantha Pale Pink RHS AGM 1993
Perle d’Or 1889 Polyantha Buff RHSAGM 1993
Phyllis Bide 1923 Polyantha Primrose NRS 1924, RHSAGM 1994
The Fairy 1932 Polyantha Pink RHSAGM 1993
White Pet 1879 Polyantha White RHS AGM 1993
Yesterday 1974 Polyantha Pink NRS 1972, Monza Gold 1974, Baden-Baden Gold 1976, ADR 1978, RHSAGM 1993
Comte de Chambord 1860 Portland Rose RHS AGM 1993
Rose de Rescht
Portland Cerise RHSAGM 1993
Alberic Barbier 1900 Rambler Primrose RHS AGM 1993
Crimson Shower 1951 Rambler Rose RHSAGM 1993, NRS TGC 1951
Rambling Rector 1912 Rambler White RHS AGM 1993
Sander’s White Rambler 1912 Rambler White RHSAGM 1993
The Garland 1935 Rambler White RHS AGM 1993
Chinatown 1962 Shrub Yellow NRS Gold 1962, RHSAGM 1993
Kiftsgate 1954 Species White RHS AGM 1993
Adelaide d’Orleans 1836 Species Climber White RHS AGM 1993
Felicite et Perpetue 1828 Species Climber Pale Pink RHSAGM 1993
Canary Bird
Species Shrub Primrose RHS AGM
R. eglanteria
Species Shrub Pink RHS AGM
R. hugonis
Species Shrub Yellow RHS AGM
R. virginiana
Species Shrub Pink RHS AGM
Gloire de Dijon 1853 Tea Climber Pale Apricot Paris Gold Medal 1853, RHSAGM 1993, WFRS Old Rose Hall of Fame

Sometimes, one person's easy care rose may be another's garden nightmare. Roses well behaved in cold weather will occasionally become rampant monsters in warm weather. Or roses of easy care in mild climates may fail miserably in hotter or colder or wetter or drier ones. This said, a fair portion of the roses on this list have been propagated lovingly by gardeners for decades or centuries and many are offered by mail order rose nurseries that specialize in durable old roses. Many of these are good bets for many gardens in temperate climates.

 

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