Cause Roses: Plant A Rosebush, Support A Cause

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By Stan V. Griep
American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian – Rocky Mountain District

Have you ever heard of the Roses for a Cause program? The Roses for a Cause program is something Jackson & Perkins has done for a few years now. If you buy one of the rosebushes listed in the program, a percentage of the money goes to help a specified cause. Thus, buying one or more of these fine rosebushes not only adds beauty to your garden but also lends a hand at helping out our world.

Popular Cause Roses

Here is a listing of the current rosebushes in the program:

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  • Florence Nightingale Rose (Floribunda Rose) – 10 percent of net sales is donated to the Florence Nightingale International Foundation, which is devoted to the mission of advancing nursing education, research, and service for the public good.
  • Nancy Reagan Rose (Hybrid Tea Rose) – 10 percent of the net sales supports the work of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. (More than $232,962 donated to date). www.reaganfoundation.org/
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe™ Rose (Floribunda Rose) – A lovely and luminous rose! Five percent of its net sales supports Hispanic College Fund scholarships. (More than $108,597 donated to date.)
  • Pope John Paul II Rose (Hybrid Tea Rose) – 10 percent of net sales donated to the poor of sub-Saharan Africa. (More than $121,751 donated to date).
  • Ronald Reagan Rose (Hybrid Tea Rose) – 10 percent of the net sales from this striking rose supports the work of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. (More than $232,962 donated to date). www.reaganfoundation.org/
  • Veterans’ Honor® Rose (Hybrid Tea Rose) – 10 percent of the net sales from our 2000 Rose of the Year® winner supports American veterans’ health care. (More than $516,200 donated to date.)

These rosebushes not only support the causes noted but also are hardy rosebushes for your garden or rose bed. Each of them brings the return gift of eye-catching beauty as well as some pleasant fragrances to your home garden, landscape or rose bed.

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