Earth-Kind® is a special designation given to select rose cultivars by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through the Earth-Kind® landscaping program. It is based on the results of extensive research and field trials and is awarded only to those roses demonstrating superior pest tolerance combined with outstanding landscape performance. There are 23 rose varieties that have earned this exalted title.
Earth-Kind® roses do well in a variety of soil types, ranging from well-drained acid sands to poorly aerated, highly alkaline clays. Once established, these select cultivars also have excellent heat and drought tolerance.
The use of Earth-Kind® roses provides the opportunity to enjoy these wonderful flowering plants while limiting the use of pesticides, fertilizers and water. These sustainable practices are excellent examples of how Earth-Kind® landscaping is working to preserve and protect our natural resources and the environment.
View the Earth-Kind® Rose Brochure
In addition to the roses contained in the Earth-Kind® rose brochure, two new rose, Monsieur Tiller and Mrs. Dudley, Cross, have been designated as Earth-Kind®. View announcement.
Once you have selected your favorite roses, follow the growing tips provided by Texas A&M University then sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Growing Tips