ROSES THAT GROW WELL IN HOT CLIMATES
ARS Pacific Southwest District
LIST OF ROSES FOR HOT CLIMATES
Compiled by Cliff Orent and Hal Reynolds
Cliff Orent has grown roses in the desert communities for many years, and he is well known for growing roses in the torrid heat of the
southern California deserts Hal Reynolds also lives in the southern California desert, and for years, he has successfully grown roses in
the heat which can reach 120 degrees and sometimes more.
Note from Hal and Cliff: This is a list of roses that we believe are particularly well-suited to our hot, dry climate. It is not intended to be
a complete list, and there are many other roses that also do well here in the desert.
Some of the roses on this list are not widely available, but all (or nearly all) of these roses should be available from at least one source in
North America. In the case of some of the newer exhibition roses, the only source may be K&M Nursery, which sells their roses on
Fortuniana rootstock. Fortuniana rootstock does particularly well in our climate, almost always producing stronger, larger, more vigorous
plants with more canes and blooms.
Click on the button(s) below to see a list of roses for each type of rose: