Dr. Griffith Buck Rose Collection

Buck Rose Collection

This garden features the hardy roses developed by Dr. Griffith Buck. Dr. Buck, a professor at Iowa State University, bred many beautiful, hardy landscape roses between 1962 and 1985. Buck roses are recognized worldwide for their winter hardiness, attractiveness and low maintenance. They can survive Iowa’s cruel, winter temperatures while remaining resistant to most common rose diseases such as black spot.

This Buck rose collection is recognized by the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) as a national collection. As a member of NAPCC, this collection is preserved with the highest standards, ensuring the Dr. Buck’s work can be enjoyed, and his roses can be used to breed and develop the next generation of landscape roses.

There are over 86 named Buck varieties. Reiman Gardens has many of these roses, with more being sought and added each year. Some are presumably missing from cultivation. Could you have one of those amazing roses? Click here for more information about the missing Buck roses and the search to find them.