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.
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
A classic among old garden roses. Magnificently perfumed, flesh pink semi-double 3 1/2" blooms (petals 40+) which open flat on a strong growing once blooming bush with healthy grey-green leaves. Once you have smelled its fragrance you will never forget it.
Rated as the second best of all old garden roses by the American Rose Society. Beautiful, very mossed buds open into elegant clusters of crimson-red, old-fashioned, many petaled 3 1/2" blooms (petals 40+) with a wonderful old rose fragrance. Profuse once bloomer. Wonderful cut flowers. Learn More