Old Roses

The Old Roses are divided into two categories: Summer Flowering Old Roses and Repeat Flowering Old Roses. Summer Flowering Old Roses are the true Old Roses of early European origin. It was these roses tha... Read more

The Old Roses are divided into two categories: Summer Flowering Old Roses and Repeat Flowering Old Roses. Summer Flowering Old Roses are the true Old Roses of early European origin. It was these roses that played a key part in the development of David Austin’s English Roses. The true Old Roses consist of the Gallicas, Damasks, Albas, Centifolias and Mosses. Although they only flower during the early summer, with one or two exceptions, they give a magnificent display. Many varieties have a wonderful fragrance and they are all full of character, as well as generally being extremely tough and easy to look after. Repeat Flowering Old Roses originate from the China Roses, which had the unique ability to repeat flower throughout the summer. They were introduced from China to Europe in the 18th century where they were soon cross-fertilized with the true Old Roses to create a group of repeat-flowering Old Roses, which includes the Chinas, Portlands, Bourbons and Hybrid Perpetuals. It may be said that the English Roses have now superseded these. Read less

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Charles de Mills
Ispahan
Rose de Rêscht
Tuscany Superb
Mme. Hardy
Queen of Denmark
William Lobb
Rosa Mundi
Jacques Cartier
Empress Joséphine
Ferdinand Pichard
Comte de Chambord
D’Aguesseau
Celsiana
Reine des Violettes
Fantin Latour
Louise Odier
Mme. Isaac Pereire
Mme. Plantier
Félicité Parmentier
La Ville de Bruxelles
Maiden’s Blush
Old Blush China
Variegata di Bologna
Sissinghurst Castle
Centifolia
Cardinal de Richelieu
Celestial
Alba Maxima
Alba Semi-Plena
Amelia
Belle Isis
Chapeau de Napoléon
Hebe’s Lip
Henri Martin
Henry Nevard
Hermosa
Hippolyte
Honorine de Brabant
Hugh Dickson
Indigo
Ipsilante
James Mitchell