The Federation of Rose Societies of South Africa was constituted in 1980 from ROSA (Rose Society of South Africa, founded in 1961) and four regional rose societies. Today ROSA is comprised of 7 regional rose societies.
Correspondence should be directed to the Hon. Secretary who will distribute it to the relevant councilors and Societies.
National Conventions are organized every two years by one of the regional societies. A ROSA Annual is published as well as ROSA News twice a year.
The regional rose societies offer rose shows or rose days in spring (October). Autumn (March/April) rose competitions are held in Knysna and Pietermaritzburg.
Annual subscription fee for foreign members: $10.00 US or €10.00
|Area & First Bloom Date||Main Bloom Date|
|Natal - second week in October||October - June|
|Pretoria and Johannesburg - first week in October||October - June|
|Bloemfontein - third to fourth week in October||October - March|
|Knysna to Cape Town - fourth week in October||October - June|