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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  • Aunt Honey

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    Hybrid tea form, large 4-5" blooms of rich rose-pink shading lighter toward the outer petals. It is blessed with a rich damask perfume and borne in clusters of 3 to 8 on a continual blooming compact upright bush. Well foliaged with light-green serrated edges. Winter hardy in Iowa without protection. 36-42 petals. Learn More
  • Gentle Persuasion

    Hybrid tea form, sweetly fragrant fully 4" double high-centered blooms (petals 25-30) of rich apricot shading light toward the petal edges. A continual blooming upright yet somewhat spreading bush whose leaves start out a bronze-red and finish an olive-green. A unique quality is the serrated red edges on the mature leaves. Winter hardy in Iowa without protection. Learn More
  • Polonaise

    2 Review(s)
    Shrub rose form, the 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
  • Silver Shadows

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    Beautiful, long pointed buds unfurl into classically shaped hybrid tea 5" blooms. (petals 32) The coloring is best described as pale lavender with silver tones. The blooms are produced in clusters of 3 to 5 and are on an upright continual blooming bushy plant with leathery dark-green foliage. 'Silver Shadows' is winter hardy in Iowa without protection. 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
  • Golden Unicorn

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    Lovely hybrid tea form, a unique shade of peachy-gold, at times edged with coral salmon. Long pointed buds open into double 4" blooms (petals 15) with a sweet honey fragrance that are produced on a continual blooming vigorous well foliaged plant with dark-green leathery leaves. Winter hardy in Iowa without protection. Learn More
  • Applejack

    Climbing rose form, one of Dr.Buck's most popular roses. Slightly fragrant with the scent of apples and cloves. These large single 3 12" blooms of pink are produced on an arching bush with mid-green foliage that shows the texture of one of its parents, the wild rose 'Rosa Laxa', a very vigorous upright bush with arching canes. May be grown as a short climber. Winter hardy in Iowa without protection. 5-12 petals. Will make a great showing even in dappled sun as it is shade tolerant too! Learn More
  • Earth Song

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    Long pointed pink buds opening to high pointed double blooms of eye-catching shade of rich rosy-pink with lighter shading toward the edges. A vigorous upright bushy plant whose new foliage is a bronze-red maturing to a shiny olive-green. Learn More
  • Folksinger

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    Sweetly fragrant peach and yellow cupped 4-5" bloom (petals 30+) with lovely perfume on a continually blooming plant having leathery, shiny, bronze-green foliage. There must be David Austin rose influence somewhere in the background of 'Folksinger' as the flowers can have a very 'English' look to them. Learn More
  • Prairie Princess

    Hybrid Tea form, 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

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