What’s Distinctively Better About Monrovia Roses?
BETTER GENETICS. We work with breeders from around the world and carefully test and trial at all of our nurseries to select roses with stronger garden performance, disease and pest resistance, and lower maintenance requirements. The consumer can feel more confident planting our roses in the landscape.
GREATER UNIFORMITY. Fuller, more robust plants with beautiful branching, full foliage, and abundant blooms are the result of advanced mechanical pruning combined with hands-on care.
ALWAYS BUD AND BLOOM. Our craftsmen use a cycle pruning approach at all four nursery locations that allows us to ship roses in full bud and bloom spring through fall.
GREATER EXPERIENCE. We are the largest grower of Flower Carpet ® roses in the country, and have been growing roses for nearly a century in a variety of climates across the country. Our deep and longstanding relationships with breeders allow us to see opportunities in the market before others.
UNIQUE FORMS. We offer roses in different habits, from groundcover to grand shrub, to meet different landscape needs.
SELECTION OF SIZES: Choose from our broad assortment of 2-, 3-,5-, 7- and 10-gallon (including patio trees in several sizes).
Fragrant and Disease-Resistant Eau de Parfum™ Series
FANTASTICALLY BIG and delightfully fragrant blooms that are reminiscent of classic romance, with the added benefit of disease resistance. Lush foliage makes these excellent shrubs in the garden. Blooms repeatedly early spring until first frost, this series yields plenty of roses for bouquets. Deciduous.
ROOT TYPE: Own-root
EXPOSURE: Full sun ZONES: 5-10
BLOOMS: Spring to frost MATURE SIZE: 4’ tall and wide GROWTH RATE: Moderate BLOOM TYPE: Fully double Care Guide: Thrives in well-drained soil. Feed before spring growth, again mid-season. Prune in spring, only after threat of frost is gone.
EAU DE PARFUM™ BUBBLY ROSE ITEM #43155
Rosa ‘Noa1112130’ PP #29,746
Champagne-colored blooms form a lovely bud, then slowly unfurl to its full glory. A lovely neutral rose for cottage and formal gardens. Pairs well with lavender.
EAU DE PARFUM™ BLUSH ROSE ITEM #43156
Rosa ‘Noa1811108’ PP #28,988
Blush pink blooms that start intense and then lighten to soft baby pink. Wonderful cottage garden selection. Lovely with allium and lavender.
EAU DE PARFUM™ BERRY ROSE ITEM #43160
Rosa ‘Noa11356’ PPAF
Fuchsia-purple blooms start as tight buds then unfurl to a bluish berry color. This rose would look beautiful as a low hedge mixed with white or purple salvias.
EAU DE PARFUM™ BLING ROSE
Rosa ‘Noa16079’ PPAF
Romantic fuchsia blooms blaze bright in the back of perennial borders to intensify long season color. Plant in masses or pairs at entry points for a fragrant reward.
Compact Climbers, More Petals Heavenly Ascent® Series
A SMALLER CLIMBER with large, very fragrant, classic pink flowers that bloom abundantly and continuously. Trained onto a trellis, it provides a colorful vertical accent and a classic cottage garden look. This quaint series is an own-root variety which has shown good disease tolerance. Deciduous.
ROOT TYPE: Own-root EXPOSURE: Full sun ZONES: 5-9
BLOOMS: Spring to frost MATURE SIZE: 8’ tall with support
GROWTH RATE: Moderate BLOOM TYPE: Fully double
Care Guide: Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Feed with a good, general-purpose fertilizer. Prune when dormant, leaving the main stems intact.
HEAVENLY ASCENT® PINK CLIMBING ROSE
Rosa x ‘Meictarus’ PPAF
A smaller climber with large, very fragrant flowers. A wonderful classic look for cottage gardens, with abundant and continuous blooming. Own-root with good disease tolerance. 8’ tall. Full sun.
HEAVENLY ASCENT® RED CLIMBING ROSE
Rosa x ‘Meigunfla’ PPAF
A smaller climber with large, pure red flowers. A wonderful classic look for cottage gardens, with abundant and continuous blooming. Own-root with good disease tolerance. 8’ tall. Full sun.
“This is a sweet little climber with lovely old-fashioned blooms and very good disease tolerance.”
GEORGIA CLAY | NEW PLANTS MANAGER
Nitty Gritty™ Rose Series
NOT JUST a pretty face, Nitty Gritty™ roses are a durable, fussfree groundcover that produce an abundance of lovely blooms while also offering excellent disease resistance and a self-cleaning, easy-to-carefor habit. The delicate double blooms provide exquisite warm season color. Deciduous.
ROOT TYPE: Own-root EXPOSURE: Full sun ZONES: 4-9
BLOOMS: Spring through fall MATURE SIZE: 3’ tall, 4’ wide GROWTH RATE: Moderate BLOOM TYPE: Double Care Guide: Thrives in well-drained soil. Fertilize before spring growth; repeat mid-season. Prune back by 1/3 in late winter or early spring.
NITTY GRITTY™ PEACH ROSE
Rosa x ‘RUIRI0091A’ PP #33,152
Soft peach blooms cover this plant from spring through fall. Soothing color makes a wonderful addition to beds and foundation plantings.
NITTY GRITTY™ YELLOW ROSE
Rosa x ‘RUIRI0109A’ PP #33,134
A charming, spreading-type rose in a buttery yellow shade. The lovely, fragrant yellow looks delicate paired with daylilies, juniper, or euonymus.
NITTY GRITTY™ RED ROSE ITEM #42047
Rosa x ‘RUIRI0023A’ PP #33,585
Red double blooms provide sensational warm season color, and add instant curb appeal to the landscape. This would look charming with evergreen shrubs.
NITTY GRITTY™ PINK ROSE
Rosa x ‘RUIRI0125A’ PP #33,135
Astonishing magenta-pink double blooms on this low grower make this a standout statement rose. Pair with blue-flowering shrubs or white-flowering perennials
NITTY GRITTY™ WHITE ROSE
Rosa ‘BOKRARUISP’ PP #33,151
Versatile white groundcover looks elegant in tidy evergreen gardens, and takes on a rambling charm in cottage gardens.
A Modern Classic Grace N’ Grit™ Series
BOUQUETS OF BEAUTIFUL blooms for gardens full of grace. The Grace N’ Grit™ series showcases fully double blooms on fuss-free shrubs that will endure the trials of a hot summer. A garden favorite for their outstanding disease resistance, self-cleaning features. These roses are proven to thrive coast to coast in heat and humidity.
ROOT TYPE: Own-root EXPOSURE: Full sun ZONES: 4-9
BLOOMS: Summer through fall MATURE SIZE: 5’ tall, 4’ wide GROWTH RATE: Moderate BLOOM TYPE: Double Care Guide: Thrives in loamy, welldrained soil. Avoid watering overhead. Feed before new growth begins in spring; repeat mid-season.
GRACE N’ GRIT™ RED SHRUB ROSE ITEM #42124
Rosa ‘Meizygglie’ PP #31,077
Deep red blooms make this shrub a striking addition to south and west facing foundation beds. Great in pairs, especially in patio form.
GRACE N’ GRIT™ WHITE SHRUB ROSE ITEM #44600
Rosa hybrida ‘Meidyceus’ PP #32,903
Newest addition to the series has bouquets of beautiful, fully double, white roses on fuss-free shrubs that can endure hot summers with unwavering bloom.
GRACE N’ GRIT™ PINK BICOLOR SHRUB ROSE ITEM #42123
Rosa ‘Meiryezza’ PP #30,844
Stunning bouquets of pink and white bicolor roses on deep green shrubs. Ideal in mixed borders for longseason color. Wonderful in patio tree form.
GRACE N’ GRIT™ PINK SHRUB ROSE
GRACE N’ GRIT™ YELLOW SHRUB ROSE
Rosa ‘Radmonyel’ PP #30,571
Clean, double, yellow blooms make fantastic showy cut flowers. Looks romantic with echinacea, catmint, and Russian sage.
Rosa ‘Meicerafyn’ PP #31,069
Beautiful fuchsia-pink, double roses on deep green leaves. Makes a fantastic companion to blue or purple flowering shrubs and perennials.
Extra Cold-Hardy and Compact
Seaside Swirl™ Rugosa Roses
TERRIFIC AMOUNT of blooms on a smaller, far more compact plant than other rugosas. Blooms from mid-spring into fall. This is a great, easy-care option for tough conditions with extra coldhardiness that maintains its beauty even when exposed to sea spray and road salt. Golden leaves in fall. Deciduous.
ROOT TYPE: Own-root
EXPOSURE: Full sun ZONES: 3-9
BLOOMS: Mid-Spring to frost MATURE SIZE: 3’ tall
GROWTH RATE: Moderate BLOOM TYPE: Single/Semi-double Care Guide: Thrives in loamy, welldrained soil. Feed before spring growth; repeat mid-season. Prune post-frostthreat for vigorous new growth.
Rosa rugosa ‘BORUIWHIVA’ PPAF
Just a touch of pink in these blooms give them a nostalgic look perfect for cottage gardens in many palettes.
SEASIDE SWIRL™ PINK RUGOSA ROSE ITEM #42703
Rosa rugosa ‘RUIRJ0078A’ PPAF
Pink-mauve double blooms look beautiful paired with purple, deeper pink, or white flowering perennials or shrubs.
Rosa rugosa ‘RUIRJ0110A’ PPAF
Lipstick-red crepe petals. Dark green, crinkled leaves make a beautiful contrast to the blooms. Would look lovely massed in a low border.
rugosas can get a bit rangy and wild. Seaside Swirl™ stays more compact, and the plant is just covered in blooms and gets wonderful rose hips for added interest in the fall.”SEASIDE SWIRL™ BLUSH RUGOSA ROSE SWIRL™ RED RUGOSA ROSE ITEM #42706
“ManyGEORGIA CLAY | NEW PLANTS MANAGER
Small and Sweet Itsy Bitsy® Peach Miniature Rose
THIS LITTLE CUTIE delivers abundant beauty throughout the growing season, rich with deep yellow and orange blossoms that have a subtle blush of pink. A darling rose that is perfect in the garden or in containers. Has excellent resistance to mildew and rust. Deciduous.
ROOT TYPE: Own-root EXPOSURE: Full sun ZONES: 5-9 BLOOMS: Spring through fall MATURE SIZE: 18” tall, 24” wide GROWTH RATE: Moderate BLOOM TYPE: Double Care Guide: Thrives in enriched, loamy, well-drained soil. Avoid overhead watering. Feed before spring growth; repeat mid-season. Prune post-frost.
Big Rewards in Small PackagesRosa x ‘Meikapette’ PPAF
A beautiful sunset in every bloom, this rose would make a darling addition to a cottagestyle landscape design. Performs beautifully grown in containers or tucked into a bed.
The trend toward more compact selections is satisfying a growing need: smaller plants require less maintenance and are more flexible for use in any size garden. “When we search out new varieties, we look for plants that fit the way people really live, which in today’s world means smaller size landscapes. And increasingly, we know consumers are interested in plants that can be grown in containers as well as in the ground,” says Katie Tamony, Chief Marketing Officer of Monrovia. In designing a garden with a layered look, these more compact plants offer much greater versatility in use. “With a rose that reaches only 18 inches, you can use it at the front of a bed as you might with an annual or perennial, but it offers that WOW factor. And our groundcover type roses look wonderful in many situations.” For more compact versions of classic favorites of all kinds of plants, visit monrovia.com.
Versatility in Bloom Flower Carpet® Roses
LONG KNOWN as an easy-care, robust bloomer, this is a dependable, versatile sterile groundcover. We grow a variety of colors popular for gardeners with contemporary landscapes. Monrovia grows many varieties—the most popular are shown below. For the complete selection, see monrovia.com.
EXPOSURE: Full sun ZONES: 4-10 BLOOMS: Spring through fall MATURE SIZE: 2’—3’ tall, 4’ wide
GROWTH RATE: Fast BLOOM TYE: Semi-double Care Guide: Thrives in enriched, loamy, well-drained soil. Tolerates brief drought, when established. In zones 5 and colder, protect young plants in winter. Prune back by 1/3 annually.
Along driveway borders On slopes for erosion control Dressing up walkways and curbsides Softening walls and hardscapes In containers
Stunning Patio Tree Roses
WANT TO ADD a stunning statement plant to your garden? Patio trees in Grace N’ Grit™, Nitty Gritty™, and Flower Carpet ® varieties add the beauty of these roses at greater height. Our craftsmanship and frequent pruning create lush plants full of buds and blooms. These also make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day.
We conduct ongoing research across the country to better understand what consumers want and need from roses. Recent insights include:
TOUGH BUT BEAUTIFUL.
Disease-resistance is the number one desired attribute in roses, according to surveys with our email subscribers. This quality is more important to consumers than any other attributes, surpassing characteristics such as longer blooming or more blooms.
THE NEW VICTORIAN TREND.
Today’s gardeners are seeking a more refined cottage look, which we call the “New Victorian,” that features climbing roses and groundcover or shrub types, particularly in white, blush, pink, and peach. Planting roses en masse creates a feeling of abundance.
FRAGRANCE IS BACK.
For years, breeding for disease resistance meant sacrificing fragrance. But consumers have been yearning for more fragrance in the garden, and our new roses (like the Eau de Parfum™ series) provide a solution.