Looking for a very particular special rose to buy in Victoria? You can check some of the specialist suppliers we list here on the site. If none of them stock your rose, you might need to look further afield. We also list suppliers interstate who may ship to Victoria, especially in winter, in the bare roots season.

Researching Your Rose

Some roses that exist in the world are sold in Australia under different names e.g ‘Caprice de Meilland’ is here sold as ‘Best Friend’, ‘Cotillion’ goes here by the name ‘Perfume Perfection’. There is a very good rose database where all known extant roses that volunteers can list have been gathered. There is a very lively discussion forum there, full of enthusiastic and knowledgeable people. It is called


Here, you can find many roses, their alternatve names, and often suppliers from whom they can be got. Bear in mind, though, that this is an international site and that the roses listed may not be available in Australia. To find out, check the specialist suppliers. If you know of a brilliant supplier not yet listed, please drop us a line.

If you know your rose has been in commerce in Australia in the past, but it’s rare, perhaps members of

Heritage Roses In Australia

could assist with information.

All the best of luck in your quest!

If you still wish to get in touch, you can use the contact form below.

Contact us

Secretary Pamela Drake-Noden can also be contacted by phone on

0402 429 417