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.
Medium sized, pink blend aging to lilac 2" blooms (petals 36-40) of very double form mingle with lacy foliage. Useful for growing on large structures where color and covering are important. Continual Bloomer.
One of the most beautiful and popular of the great Bourbon class. Fully double 3-4" camellia style blooms (petals 60+) of rich rose pink blessed with exquisitely rich perfume are borne in great abundance on a vigorous, bushy continual blooming plant. Makes a good cut flower.
Fully double, old rose 4" blooms (petals 60+) which open flat and quartered are filled with velvety petals of rich, deep violet purple. Marvelous heady fragrance. Peter Beales says that this is his favorite of all the Hybrid Perpetuals. A large, upright repeat blooming bush with grey-green foliage. Virtually thorn-less. One of the most sought after old roses. Learn More
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.