Lists: Rose names

April 6, 2006: Issue 133

We’ve simplified our rule on capitalizing rose names.

Generally, lowercase rose types:
floribunda rose
hybrid tea rose

Capitalize any part of the rose name that is a proper name:
David Austin roses
English roses

Also capitalize when necessary to avoid confusion:
Use Old Garden roses to create a beautiful arrangement.

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