Griffith Buck Roses

Griffith Buck Roses were first bred by Dr. Griffith Buck around 1950 when he started combining strains of very cold hardy roses with modern hybrid teas and other roses. To ensure he bred winter-hardy plants, he tested them in harsh Iowa winters of 20-30 degrees below zero with absolutely no protection. The survivors would be the seedlings he chose to introduce. Griffith Buck Roses are very disease resistant roses and have been tested in Iowa's hot humid summers, too. While other roses need protection in zone 5, these roses do not. Some protection in Zone 4 is advisable. In order for these roses to be ready to overwinter in zones 4 and 5 they should be planted by June 15th.

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  • Virginia Reel

    Deep pink Shrub that is once blooming with occasional repeat later in the fall. Another good example of a Griffith Buck Winter Hardy rose, Good for zones 5-10. A wonderful deep pink shrub blooming with a moderate fragrance to delight you for weeks during the growing season. Petals 17-25 petals. Learn More
  • Butterfly Magic

    Salmon-Pink open blooms with nice yellow stamens to compliment the bloom. All set on a beautiful 4' shrub. Bringing a unique look to your garden with its flare of salmon-orange coloring. Petals 9-16 Learn More
  • Night Song

    A nice winter hardy Griffith Buck red rose. A full bloom bursts with color in the garden, border or even in a vase for display. Repeat bloomer with compact, semi-glossy green foliage. Petals 33 Learn More
  • Piccolo Pete

    Large buds of ruby red open flat with 7-10 petals. Custers of 1-10 fragrantly sweet 5" blossoms on a repeat blooming bush. Dark, olive green leathery foliage. Learn More
  • Serendipity

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    A rose of great classic beauty that will hold its own with the best of them. The color is unique and yet hard to describe. Apricot and softest orange while Dr. Buck says it is Mars orange. In any case a beautiful rose. Five inch double blooms (petals 20-25) with a sweet scent on a continually blooming bushy plant with mid-green leathery foliage. Winter hardy in Iowa. Learn More
  • Quietness

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    Softest pink with a richer center reminiscent of the beautiful old hybrid tea rose 'Royal Highness' . 'Quietness' is a profuse blooming variety and one of Dr. Bucks most lovely creations. CB, z 4/5 - 10, P 30+, B4" Learn More
  • Prairie Princess

    One of the most popular and well known of Dr. Buck's creations. Long pointed deep-pink buds open into large semi-double fragrant 4" blooms (petals 12-18) of light coral-pink on a strong growing bush that makes a large shrub. May be trained as a climber. New foliage has a unique copper serrated edge. Very beautiful continually blooming rose. Learn More
  • Prairie Clogger

    Medium red shrub. The medium-small, ovoid-pointed buds of ruby red open to single (8-1 0 petals), shallow-cupped to flat, 2.5-3 inch blooms which hold their color until the petals drop. The blooms are borne in clusters of 1 - 1 0 and have a pleasingly sweet fragrance. The abundant, leathery foliage is dark olive green with copper tones when young and is tolerant of normal foliar disease. The thorns are tan and awl-like. The vigorous, bushy, 3-4 ft plant is erect and free-branching with abundant bloom from June until killing frost. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection. Learn More
  • Polonaise

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    Blossoms of cherry red open in abundance on an upright continual blooming plant with dark green, leathery foliage. Because of the long lasting 3" blooms (petals 17-25) and great color quality they hold well in a vase. Learn More
  • Pearlie Mae

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    Wonderful long pointed urn shaped buds of the most delicate apricot open into double 5" blooms (petals 30-35) whose coloring is hard to describe. Dr.Buck describes it thus: "A blend of empire yellow and lemon yellow. A vigorous continual blooming upright bush whose new foliage starts a coppery-red and ages to a shiny olive-green". The plants are winter hardy in Iowa without protection. Learn More

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