Old Garden roses are the predecessors of today’s roses. Some date back to the time of the Roman Empire when they were revered for their beauty and fragrance. Rose petals were used liberally by the wealthy at celebrations. Rose perfume was coveted by the very rich. Old garden roses have a delicate beauty and wonderful perfume not often found in modern hybrid tea roses. They are a diverse group from the stately albas with wonderful fragrance and great winter hardiness to the tender and lovely tea roses best suited for warm climates. Old Garden Roses comprise a multifaceted group that in general are easy to grow, disease-resistant and winter-hardy with most providing fragrance for the garden and home.
Pink striped blend with purple and violet stripes and touches of white flecks. A beautiful intensely deep pink coloring on the 4" cupped blooms. Amazing show in spring/summer then occasional scattered blooms here and there. A nice showing 5 foot bush. Good for zones 5-10. Petal count 45.
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Graham Thomas tells us the `La' should be dropped. Strongly fragrant. Wonderful cupped 3 1/2" blooms (petals 60+) of rose pink touched with lilac held in elegant grace above the foliage. Very slender upright repeat blooming growth.
A great classic among the old garden roses. Beautiful, cupped 4" blooms (petals 70+) of delicate soft pink open flat and quartered. Strongly fragrant, continual blooming spreading, not overly vigorous plant.
Large, cupped 5" flowers (petals 60+) of creamy white cleanly striped with purple crimson. One of the most striking of the striped roses providing a fantastic display and only a few later blooms. A strong upright repeat blooming bush that will benefit from training up a support (like a pillar rose) to make it a standout in the garden.