specializes in old roses. They grow all the plants that they sell -- over 100,000 each year -- in their own growing fields. Ross Roses is the master agent for a number of Australia's leading rose breeders, united under the banner, The Australian 'True Blue' Collection.
From the Ross Roses
started in the business of growing roses for Australian gardens way back in 1902, with George Ross
starting a rose nursery in the Adelaide hills town of Montecute. George’s son Alex Ross,
as a schoolboy, learned to bud roses at the family nursery and joined George in this operation.
A lifetime with roses followed for Alex and he quickly became one of Australia’s most highly regarded rosarians. Alex moved the nursery to Torrensville, east of Adelaide City centre, and then southward to Edwardstown as the Adelaide suburbs encroached onto his land. His equally respected son, the late Deane Ross
continued the family business, eventually moving further south to the property being developed at Sturt.
Today, Ross Roses is managed by the fourth generation Andrew Ross
together with Deane’s wife Maureen,
thus making it truly a family business of generations spent with roses.
'Dr. Huey' rootstock is used.2016 Australian Rose Annual
p94. Andrew Ross, Ross Roses......2019 Heritage Roses in Australia Vol 41, No. 4,
p28. Geoffrey Bishop, Ross Roses - A Heritage in Roses.2021Heritage Roses in Australia Vol 43, No. 1.
Andrew Ross. Finding Lost Old Roses.
p28….. Today I have a quest to again create the National Collection of Heritage Roses and house in a specially planted Heritage Roses garden in our nursery. I have collected some 650 varieties and have links with another 68 in other nurseries and gardens. Sadly many may have been lost but the hope is someone may have a plant and it can be added to this National Collection…..