Reminiscent pink roses closeup

About Reminiscent Roses

This series of roses from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs combines the lush, full, fragrant flowers you remember with modern day disease resistance and continuous blooming

Blooms all summer without deadheading

Resists common rose diseases, like black spot and powdery mildew

Hardy and heat tolerant – thrives in USDA zones 4-9

Meet the Roses

How to Grow Reminiscent Roses

Like all Proven Winners ColorChoice roses, Reminiscent roses are easy to grow. Follow these simple instructions to find success, whatever your skill or experience level. You’ll find planting instructions on the tag that comes with each plant, or you can view our tutorial here.

woman smelling a Reminiscent pink rose


full sun – 6+ hours of bright sun each day


any average, well-drained soil will do. Avoid spots that are wet or soggy, even if that only happens occasionally


Roses have average water needs. Though they can tolerate some dry weather after they’ve been growing a few years, they will flower best, and the flowers will last the longest, with regular watering.


One application of granular (not liquid) rose fertilizer in early spring is sufficient, but if you wish, you may fertilize your Reminiscent rose monthly from early spring through late July.


Prune in early spring, just when the new growth starts to emerge. This makes the decision process easy, because you just make your cuts above where a large, healthy bud is emerge. Roses don’t strictly need pruning, but they have a nicer, denser habit and flower much more if they are pruned.

Other things to know about growing Reminiscent roses: 


Deadheading, the process of removing the old flower heads as they age, is not necessary, but you can cut off the old blooms if you wish. The petals fall off naturally.

Cut Stems:

Cut stems to enjoy indoors if you’d like – the plant will replace them with fresh growth and flowers within a few weeks.

Disease Resistance

To maximize the disease resistance of Reminiscent roses, make sure your plant gets six hours of bright sunlight each day, allow at least 2’ on all sides of the rose from structures and other plants, and avoid wetting the foliage when you water.

Look for Reminiscent roses in the distinctive white container at a garden center near you.
Crema Reminiscent rose in a white pot
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