Old Garden Roses
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. 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
One of the earliest blooming of the old garden roses. This very rare, old alba from 1840 is very vigorous and has classically shaped 3-4" blooms of light pink.
Upright and arching growth, once blooming and hardy.
Large, globular buds open into fully double, 4" cupped blooms (petals 40+) of silvery pink with undertones of lilac on a small bush (for its class.) Wonderfully fragrant. Repeat blooming upright and well foliaged plant. Very popular. One of the first Hybrid Perpetuals.
Outstanding in our garden and greatly admired by visitors. Small pompon type 1 1/2" blooms of pale pink to purple erupt in profusion on a densely foliaged, compact once blooming plant with small foliage. One of the first to bloom in our garden. The blooms spread over the entire bush which itself is of great interest even without blooms. Would be an excellent plant for a small hedge or border, or lovely by the front door or path. Very even growth. Lower canes are never visible. Good for small gardens and tubs. Learn More
Double blooms of delicate flesh pink aging to ivory-white.
Very fragrant a sturdy, bush with grey-green foliage that thrives under the most difficult growing conditions. Beautiful fall hips.
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Large, semi-double 3-4" blooms (petals 12-18) of light red, opening to show a golden center, produced profusely on a nicely formed once blooming plant with grey-green foliage. Fragrant and shade tolerant. One of the antiquities of Rosedom. Used for medicinal purposes in Medieval times. Learn More
Light pink with a strong myrrh fragrance.
A beautiful shade of deep pink, 3 1/2" cupped cabbage shaped, old fashioned, very double blooms (centifolia means 'hundred petaled') are blessed with a strong heady perfume. They are produced on a somewhat arching plant with grey-green leaves. Learn More
Transparent blush pink, semi-double flowers with a lovely sweet fragrance having golden stamens are produced on a vigorous upright bush. Learn More