The Chevy Chase Rose

Did you know that there’s a rose named after our Chevy Chase community?

The flower was hybridized here in 1939 by Neils Hansen who later became President of the American Rose Society.  It is a rambler rose that climbs about 12 to 15 feet and blooms for 2-3 weeks around Memorial Day here in the Washington, DC area.  Nick Weber of Heritage Rosarium calls the rose “the ultimate red rambler.”

Read his interview in the June 8th 2006, issue of the Washington Post.

         Photos of Chevy Chase Rose courtesy of George Kinter


For more information, contact:

Nick Weber
Heritage Rosarium
211 Havilland Mill Road
Brookeville, MD

The Chevy Chase Historical Society is supported in part by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County