It is with heartfelt appreciation that the Kansas City Rose Society is pleased to dedicate the 86th annual Rose Show to honor Charles Anctil’s lifelong commitment to the rose and the rose enthusiasts in northwest Missouri.
We are lucky to have in our midst a rose enthusiast who has been dedicated to all
aspects of the growing, showing and educating about the rose since 1958. Charlie Anctil, our beloved rosarian, has helped generations of us grow and appreciate roses. He not only grows 139 himself, but he has worked at nurseries in St. Joseph, Missouri since 1963 selling roses and teaching about rose care. Moffett Nursery, where he currently works, has over 1,600 roses for local growers to choose from.
He has been a Master Consulting Rosarian and Judge Emeritus since 2010. Charlie has judged over 200 rose shows throughout the Midwest. His awards include the ARS Silver and Bronze medals.
Here are some thought about Charlie from friends and fellow rose growers: