Lemon Chiffon
Marion rose
California Coastal Rose Society (CCRS) presents the 23rd Annual Spring Auction of Rare and Unusual Roses on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the El Corazon Oceanside Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054.

In our tradition of offering the rarest of rare roses, the featured rose is 'Lemon Chiffon', a yellow, intensely fragrant Hybrid Tea bred by Herbert Swim in 1954. RULED EXTINCT by the American Rose Society almost forty years ago, it is exclusively available only in the Live Auction.

To view the other rare and unusual roses in both the Silent and Live Auctions, use the navigation menu found above. Each rose is linked to HelpMeFind, where one can find pictures and detailed information about the rose.

SUNDAY April 16th

Doors open at 10:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM

SILENT ROSE AUCTION: Roses for the Silent Auction will be on display at 10:00 AM until the Auction closes at noon. Participants will each be given a bidder number and a list of the varieties in both the Silent and Live Auctions. There will be CCRS Rosarians available to answer any questions.

LIVE AUCTION: Begins promptly at 1:30 PM. The auction ends at 3:00 PM. The roses will be on display from 10:00 AM until noon. John Bagnasco will present the rose offerings with auctioneer.

ONLINE AUCTION: Online bidding for the Silent and Live Auctions begins Saturday, April 1 and ends Friday, April 14 at noon.

Auction Venue

The Rose Show and Auction will be held at the 'El Corazon Oceanside Senior Center' in Oceanside. The center is located at 3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054.

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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 2022 auction, click here .