All Posts   Posted:   February 2, 2016 by Angela Hoyt - Dennis' 7 Dees Rose Buyer

A little secret for all you plant heads out there… did you know that the International Test Rose Garden in Washington Park is world acclaimed?! Thanks to the famous curator, Harry Landers, the Portland International test garden has become a mecca for breeders to trial their new, yet to be released rose variety.  Since the Pacific Northwest is known for rain, we are also known to grow awesome fungal diseases.  What better place to test a rose for disease resistance than Portland, OR?

Every year, the buyers at Dennis 7 Dees along with the members of the Portland Rose Society, International Rose breeders, and the curator of the garden walk the garden to judge and select the best rose in the test garden. What has become the “Portland Best Rose” award is given to the best rose based on quality, flower, disease resistance and scent.

We at Dennis 7 Dees are proud to present our customers with the top 5 winners of the 2015 Portland’s Best Rose:

Sparkle and Shine

Big, bright, yellow cluster flowers bloom forever in the garden. The fruity scent is heavenly as well. This moribund rose also has fantastic disease resistance making it a new favorite in my garden.

Coretta Scott King

A grandiflora prized for its coral petals that fade to a white interior. A really large heavily scented flower blooms until frost.

Neil Diamond

This is truly a legendary diamond worthy rose. Bold red and white striped, heavily scented flowers stand tall in the yard. Each large flower sits on top a long stem, prefect for cutting.

Good as Gold

Also known as Pop the Cork, this hybrid tea calls for a celebration. Flowers emerge orange and picks up amber as it ages. Large erect stems allow the long stemmed flowers to be perfect nose height so all can enjoy its fabulous scent.

Happy go Lucky

HUGE buttery yellow blooms are a show stopper. A very vigorous variety, this plant will bloom all season long with very little care. One can’t help but smile as soon as they smell this plant. It’s truly a rose that will make you day a little brighter.

Next time you are looking for a carefree easy to grow rose, come into Dennis 7 Dees garden center locations and ask for a Portland’s Best Roses. You’ll be happy you did!

These are just a handful of the hundreds of varieties of roses we carry each season. Download our 2016 rose list for a comprehensive view of our rose selection. Keep in mind our selection varies by store and is available while supplies last.

Save the date for our 2015 Portland Rose Society Pruning, Tool Sharpening & Soil Sampling event --> Click Here for details.

A little secret for all you plant heads out there… did you know that the International Test Rose Garden in Washington Park is world acclaimed?! Thanks to the famous curator, Harry Landers, the Portland International test garden has become a mecca for breeders to trial their new, yet to be released rose variety.  Since the Pacific Northwest is known for rain, we are also known to grow awesome fungal diseases.  What better place to test a rose for disease resistance than Portland, OR?

Every year, the buyers at Dennis 7 Dees along with the members of the Portland Rose Society, International Rose breeders, and the curator of the garden walk the garden to judge and select the best rose in the test garden. What has become the “Portland Best Rose” award is given to the best rose based on quality, flower, disease resistance and scent.

We at Dennis 7 Dees are proud to present our customers with the top 5 winners of the 2015 Portland’s Best Rose:

Sparkle and Shine

Big, bright, yellow cluster flowers bloom forever in the garden. The fruity scent is heavenly as well. This moribund rose also has fantastic disease resistance making it a new favorite in my garden.

Coretta Scott King

A grandiflora prized for its coral petals that fade to a white interior. A really large heavily scented flower blooms until frost.

Neil Diamond

This is truly a legendary diamond worthy rose. Bold red and white striped, heavily scented flowers stand tall in the yard. Each large flower sits on top a long stem, prefect for cutting.

Good as Gold

Also known as Pop the Cork, this hybrid tea calls for a celebration. Flowers emerge orange and picks up amber as it ages. Large erect stems allow the long stemmed flowers to be perfect nose height so all can enjoy its fabulous scent.

Happy go Lucky

HUGE buttery yellow blooms are a show stopper. A very vigorous variety, this plant will bloom all season long with very little care. One can’t help but smile as soon as they smell this plant. It’s truly a rose that will make you day a little brighter.

Next time you are looking for a carefree easy to grow rose, come into Dennis 7 Dees garden center locations and ask for a Portland’s Best Roses. You’ll be happy you did!

These are just a handful of the hundreds of varieties of roses we carry each season. Download our 2016 rose list for a comprehensive view of our rose selection. Keep in mind our selection varies by store and is available while supplies last.

Save the date for our 2015 Portland Rose Society Pruning, Tool Sharpening & Soil Sampling event --> Click Here for details.