SimsalabimThe 2015 CCRS Rare and Unusual Rose Plant Auction was a 3-day event! It was held on Friday November 6th through Sunday November 8th. On Friday evening, a mixer was held. On Saturday there was a very special series of presentations of the roses in the Silent Auction, by some of the stalwarts of the American rose community. Dignitaries describing these wonderful offerings included one of the world's greatest rose breeders, Ping Lim now the breeder for Altman Plants. It also included nationally recognized rose experts such as author Bob Martin; Cliff Orent and Burling Leong, formerly propagation manager for Ralph Moore.

The 2015 Auction was held at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort located at 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92008. A special reduced room rate had been arranged for those staying overnight on November 6th and/or 7th. Both the SILENT and LIVE auctions took place on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

The Steering Committee members have already begun identifying and sorting plants for the 2016 Auction. As always, plants from our own collection will be supplemented by the generous donations made by so many Auction supporters from all across the country. Many roses are not available anywhere else in the country. As usual, we will list the plants on this website just as quickly as possible. However, we always manage to add a few "surprises" right at the time of the Auction.

There is no change in the minimum bid raise rule (minimum of $1), payment remains check, cash or credit card and internet bids will be accepted though we really hope you will join us IN PERSON for the event. For those of our rose friends that cannot attend, we will accept internet bids prior to the auction and will hold roses until spring for those that live in colder areas of the country. Out of town winners must also pay for shipping.

Please do make plans to join us next year!

Thank You

CCRS would like to extend a special thanks to Richard Anthony at For Love of Roses and Dave Bang for offering the auction Naming Rights to two beautiful miniature roses this year.

CCRS has many individuals and organizations to thank for providing specimens to the Auction. Many Rosarians have provided cuttings and plant materials from commercial nurseries, public gardens and special collections not otherwise available to the general public. We would like to thank the following individuals that have provided plant material crucial to the effort for saving the roses in this year's auction: John Bagnasco, Richard Anthony and Brenna Bosch, Weeks Roses, Jane and Jim Delahanty, Jane Diliberto, Star Roses, Linda Goldstein (Descanso Gardens), Ben Hanna (Heirloom Roses), Janet Inada (Rogue Valley Roses), Diana and Walt Kilmer, Burling Leong (Burlington Rose Nursery), Ping Lim (Roses by Ping), Dave Bang, Dona and Bob Martin, Sharon McColgan, Brett Miller, Cliff Orent, Jill Perry (San Jose Heritage Rose Garden), Dwyn Robbie, Robert Rippetoe, Linda and Joel Ross, Steve Singer (Wisconsin Roses), Gloria Leinbach, Sue and Dick Streeper, Kathy Strong, Dan Tyson and Dianne Wiley. We thank each and every one of you for your help in saving the roses!

Help Us

If you think you have one or more rare and/or unusual roses and would like to donate cuttings for future auctions, please click here .


To view a video of the 2009 auction, click here .

Driving directions

The Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is located at 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad.

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