'The Iron Throne' grafted on 'Peggy Martin' rootstock!
The California Coastal Rose Society is delighted to invite all rose lovers to attend the 21st Annual Save the Roses! Auction. Out of an abundance of caution, our members feel it is best to not hold an in-person auction this year. However, the auction has been in the works for several years now and our offering of amazing roses will continue with another online 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 and again this year from around the world! Many of the roses offered this year are not available anywhere else in the country.

Once more, this year the California Coastal Rose Society (CCRS) will limit the offerings to one-gallon size plants to facilitate shipping around the country. But local winners may have the option of picking up a 2-gallon or 5-gallon plant in Fallbrook, if one is available.

Early bidding will begin on November 1 and each rose in the list will show the current bid, similar to an eBay-type auction. CCRS cannot post bids as quickly as eBay. But the bids will be updated once or twice per day. You must bid in at least $1 increments to surpass the current bid. If you have given CCRS a maximum bid, they will post in dollar increments until your max is reached. Online bidding will end Sunday November 14 at 1pm. Winners will be notified the following week and payment can be made by check or credit card. Plants can be shipped in November or local winners can also arrange to pick up plants in Fallbrook, CA. Winning bidders in cold climates may elect to have their roses shipped in the Spring.

The procedures for online bidding is as following:

Host Your Own Auction

If you would like to host your own auction, CCRS has created a document explaining how to do so. This document is available here .

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 .