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Drought Tolerant Rose Varieties, Mattock's Ibiza Rose Trials

Interesting these results from a mediterranean climate like mine with hot, dry summers, cool wet (sort of!) winters, and little rainfall throughout the year. I have gotten similar results--rugosas and numerous species/species crosses do extremely well here. In addition, my roses grafted onto multiflora and roses with a lot of multiflora in them as well as eglantines and spinosissimas also perform superbly.

See the link below to read the discussion about how the trials have been conducted and the results. Here are the best performing roses:

"Drought Tolerant Climbers
American Pillar
Chaplins Pink
Crimson Conquest
Dorothy Perkins
Dreaming Spires
Dr. van Fleet
Gardenia
Mme. Alfred Carriere
Mme. Gregoire Staechelin
New Dawn
Paul Transon
Phylis Bide
Sanders White
Sombreuil

Drought Tolerant Shrubs
Anne Aberconway
Fimbriata
Frau Dagmar Hastrup
Hansa
Hunter
Penelope
Rosearaie de L'Hay
Scabrosa
Scheneezverg
Tynwald

Drought Tolerant Rose Species
Ramblers/Scramblers
R. banksiae �Lutea�
R. multiflora

Shrubs
R. foetida bicolour
R foetida
R. harison �Harison�s Yellow�
R. hemispherica
R. nitida
R. rugosa Alba
R. rugosa Rubra
R. spinosissima
R. spinosissima �Grandiflora�
R. eglanteria"

Melissa

Here is a link that might be useful: Mattock's Ibiza Drought Tolerant Rose Trials

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