Epsom Salt and Its Role in the Rose Garden

Epsom Salt or Magnesium Sulfate is a chemical compound made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. It gets its name from the town of Epsom in Surrey, England, where it was originally discovered. Epsom salt is a popular remedy for many ailments. People use it to ease health problems, such as muscle soreness and stress. … Continue reading Epsom Salt and Its Role in the Rose Garden



  Summertime gardening in the Lowcountry is not easy. We have to ease ourselves and our roses through the heat and humidity while we prepare for the glorious fall season just ahead. Your roses will continue to bloom happily in the garden, even though their flowers are smaller and less full than in cool weather. … Continue reading SUMMER ROSE CARE IN THE LOWCOUNTRY

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society May Meeting

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society

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Due to scheduling conflicts the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society meeting has been postponed to

Date: Monday May 27th,

Where: James Island Town Hall,  1122 Dills Bluff Rd.

Social Time: 6:30 pm

Meeting: 7:00 pm

Program: Polyantha Rosses by Jan Hillis

Polyanthas and floribundas are the workhorses of the rose garden. Of all the different kinds of roses , Polyanthas and floribundas are the most prolific bloomers, plus they’re useful in the landscape, in perennial borders, and in large group or mass plantings.

Submitted by:
Kathy Woolsey
President, CLRS

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Hot Princess – Hybrid Tea

Rose:   Hot Princess Class:   Hybrid Tea Date of Introduction:   2000 Fragrant:   Yes Hybridizer:   Hans Jurgen Evers Hot Princess rose is a very rich deep pink Hybrid Tea hybridized by Hans Jurgen Evers and introduced by Rosen-Tantau/Tantau Roses of Germany in 2000. The blooms are hot pink, exhibition form, high-centered borne mostly singly on long stems. … Continue reading Hot Princess – Hybrid Tea

Cinco de Mayo – A Unique Colored Rose

Rose:   Cinco de Mayo Class:   Floribunda Date of Introduction:   2009 Hybridizer:   Tom Carruth Parentage:   “Topsy Turvy” x “Julia Child”   A unique floribunda with indescribable coloration, “Cinco de Mayo” was honored with the American Rose Society Member’s Choice Award for 2011 which was awarded to a rose with the highest garden rating in the Roses … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo – A Unique Colored Rose

Food for Thought about Rose Shows

  I have been growing roses since 1971 and have been a member of the American Rose Society way before they moved their headquarters to Shreveport. Over the years of my growing roses and joining the local society, I pride myself of having planted the most beautiful flower in the world. I have been a … Continue reading Food for Thought about Rose Shows

March 2019 Meeting of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society

Cramoisi Superieur 2 Cramoisi Superieur

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will have their March meeting on Monday, March 18 with social at 6 pm and program at 6:30 pm at James Island Town Hall located at 1122 Dills Bluff Rd., James Island, SC 29412.

The program will be the China Rose which is the foundation species upon which all our modern roses are built, whether they be bedding or shrubs or perpetual-flowering climbers. It’s influence in rose-breeding over nearly two hundred years has been so great, so overwhelming, and so potent that it is difficult to see where we should have been without it. The most important characteristic of a China Rose is its ability to repeat bloom.

Here are a few of the China Rose that are still popular today.

  • Archduke Charles
  • Cramoisi Supérieur
  • Louis Philippe
  • Mutabilis
  • Old Blush
  • Perl d’Or’
  • Rouletii
  • Slater’s Crimson China
  • ‘The Green Rose’, R. viridiflora

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