Old World/Heritage Roses

Old World Rose

People have loved roses since antiquity (They have been mentioned in manuscripts more than 3,500 years old)

Flowers, hips, leaves and even thorns have attracted followers.

The beauty of past flowers is not diminished by modern rose developments - it is added to. There are classic beauties and representatives of diverse characteristics found in the rose world.

There is a place for history in every modern day garden

ALBERTINE
1921
ALBERTINE
type:
climber
colour:
deep pink to salmon
perfume:
good
height:
very vigorous
ANNA OLIVER
Tea, 1872
ANNA OLIVER
type:
bush
colour:
light pink with cream centre
perfume:
light
height:
tall
ASCHERMITTWOCH
ASH WEDNESDAY
Climber, 1955
ASCHERMITTWOCH
type:
bush
colour:
gray-white
perfume:
light
height:
tall
AUTUMNALIS
Noisette 1812
AUTUMNALIS
type:
bush
colour:
clusters of creamy-white blooms
perfume:
very slight
height:
tall
BALLERINA
Hybrid Musk
BALLERINA
type:
bush
colour:
clusters of small single white flowers with pink edging
perfume:
moderate
height:
medium
BANKSIA WHITE
CLIMBING
Species, 1807
type:
climber
colour:
white
perfume:
mild
height:
very tall
BANKSIA YELLOW
CLIMBING
Species, 1824
BANKSIA YELLOW
type:
climber
colour:
yellow
perfume:
mild
height:
very tall
BARONESS ROTHSCHILD
Hybrid Perpetual, 1868
BARONESS ROTHSCHILD
type:
bush
colour:
light pink
perfume:
good
height:
tall
BARONNE HENRIETTE DE SNOY
Tea, 1897
BARONNE HENRIETTE DE SNOY
type:
bush
colour:
shell pink with rose pink reverse
perfume:
good
height:
tall
BEAUTY OF GLENHURST
China, 1979
BEAUTY OF GLENHURST
type:
bush
colour:
magenta/deep pink
perfume:
light
height:
tall
BELLE ISIS
1845
BELLE ISIS
type:
bush
colour:
light pink blooms with slightly darker centre
spring flo
perfume:
good myrrh fragrance
height:
medium/tall
BISHOP DARLINGTON
Hybrid Musk 1926
BISHOP DARLINGTON
type:
bush
colour:
coral pink, opening to cream / peach
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
BLUSH NOISETTE
Noisette, 1814
BLUSH NOISETTE
type:
bush
colour:
light pink, aging to white
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
CARABELLA
large shrub or climber
Riethmuller, 1960
CARABELLA
type:
bush
colour:
white with pink edges
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
CARDINAL DE RICHELIEU
Gallica 1840
CARDINAL DE RICHELIEU
type:
bush
colour:
deep violet/purple
perfume:
very slight
height:
medium
CECILE BRUNNER
Polyantha, Bush, 1881
CECILE BRUNNER
type:
bush
colour:
light pink
perfume:
moderate
height:
short/
medium
CECILE BRUNNER Climber
1894 Polyantha, climber
CECILE BRUNNER CLIMBER
type:
climber
colour:
light pink
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
CECILE BRUNNER WHITE
Polyantha, Bush,1909
type:
bush
colour:
white
perfume:
light
height:
short/
medium
CHAPEAU DE NAPOLEON
Centifolia, Moss, 1827
type:
bush
colour:
pink
perfume:
strong
height:
medium/tall
CHARLES DE MILLS
Gallica
CHARLES DE MILLS
type:
bush
colour:
crimson-purple
spring flowering only
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
CHIPS APPLE BLOSSOM
Riethmuller, 1959
type:
bush
colour:
pink-white single blooms
perfume:
little
height:
short
CLAIR MATIN
Climber, 1960
CLAIR MATIN
type:
climber
colour:
pink
perfume:
moderate
height:
medium
COMMANDANT BEAUREPAIRE
Bourbon 1874
COMMANDANT BEAUREPAIRE
type:
bush
colour:
rose pink with purple / violet & cream stripes
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
COMPLICATA
Gallica, before1800
COMPLICATA
type:
bush
colour:
deep pink, white center
few thorns
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
COMTE DE CHAMBORD
Damask Perpetual 1860
COMTE DE CHAMBORD
type:
bush
colour:
medium pink
perfume:
strong damask
height:
medium
CORNELIA
Hybrid Musk 1925
CORNELIA
type:
bush
colour:
apricot-copper/salmon-pink
perfume:
good
height:
tall
CREPUSCULE
Noisette 1904
CREPUSCULE
type:
climber
colour:
apricot
perfume:
slight
height:
average
DAINTY BESS
Hybrid Tea 1925
DAINTY BESS
type:
bush
colour:
single, soft rose pink
perfume:
slight
height:
tall
DEVONIENSIS
type:
climber
colour:
red tinged buds, open to creamy white blooms
perfume:
strong
height:
average
DOROTHY PERKINS
type:
climber
colour:
pink Spring flowering
perfume:
none
height:
rambler
DORTMUND
Hybrid Kordesii, 1955
Shrub or Climber
DORTMUND
type:
bush
colour:
cherry-red with white center
perfume:
mild to none
height:
tall
DUCHESSE DE BRABANT
Tea Rose 1857
DUCHESSE DE BRABANT
type:
bush
colour:
soft pink
perfume:
moderate
height:
medium
DUCHESSE DE BRABANT Climbing
Tea Rose 1857
DUCHESSE DE BRABANT CLIMBING
type:
climber
colour:
soft pink
perfume:
moderate
height:
vigorous
DUPONTII
Hybrid Species 1817
DUPONTII
type:
bush
colour:
single, creay-white
spring flowering only
perfume:
good
height:
tall > 2m
ELMSHORN
Hybrid Musk 1951
ELMSHORN
type:
bush
colour:
deep pink
perfume:
slight
height:
tall
ETOILE DE HOLLANDE
Hybrid Tea, 1919
ETOILE DE HOLLANDE
type:
bush
colour:
crimson
perfume:
strong
height:
short/
medium
FANTIN LATOUR
Centifolia
FANTIN LATOUR
type:
bush
colour:
soft pink
spring flowering only
perfume:
light
height:
medium/tall
FELICIA
Hybrid Musk 1928
FELICIA
type:
bush
colour:
soft pink-cream
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
FELLENBERG
Noisette x China 1835
FELLENBERG
type:
bush
colour:
deep pink / crimson
perfume:
slight
height:
tall
FRANCIS DUBREUIL
Tea, 1894
FRANCIS DUBREUIL
type:
bush
colour:
crimson with deep purple shadings
perfume:
mild to strong
height:
tall
FRAU KARL DRUSCHKI
Hybrid Perpetual 1901
FRAU KARL DRUSCHKI
type:
bush
colour:
white
perfume:
very slight
height:
tall
FRITZ NOBIS
1940
FRITZ NOBIS
type:
bush
colour:
soft salmon-pink
spring flowering only
perfume:
light
height:
tall
FRUEHLINGSMORGEN
Hybrid Spinosissima, 1942
FRUEHLINGSMORGEN
type:
bush
colour:
pink with lighter center
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
GENERAL GALLIENI
Tea, 1899
GENERAL GALLIENI
type:
bush
colour:
red with dark red shadings
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
GENERAL SCHABLIKINE
Tea Rose 1878
GENERAL SCHABLIKINE
type:
bush
colour:
orange – pink / copper
perfume:
moderate
height:
medium
GIPSY BOY
Bourbon, 1909
GIPSY BOY
type:
bush
colour:
violet/red
perfume:
good
height:
tall
GLOIRE DE DUCHER
Hybrid Perpetual 1865
GLOIRE DE DUCHER
type:
bush
colour:
dark red
perfume:
very slight
height:
very tall
GOLDEN WINGS
Hybrid Spinosissima, Shrub
1956
GOLDEN WINGS
type:
bush
colour:
light yellow, fading to white
perfume:
mild
height:
tall
GRUSS AN AACHEN
Floribunda 1909
GRUSS AN AACHEN
type:
bush
colour:
light pink to soft apricot
perfume:
slight
height:
short
GRUSS AN TEPLITZ
1897
type:
bush
colour:
deep pink / crimson
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
GUINEE
Climber, 1938
GUINEE
type:
bush
colour:
dark red
perfume:
good
height:
medium
HONEY FLOW
Riethmuller, 1957
HONEY FLOW
type:
bush
colour:
clusters of single, soft pink blooms
perfume:
good
height:
medium
HONORINE DE BRABANT
Bourbon 1916
type:
bush
colour:
blush pink with mauve & cream stripes
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
JACQUES CARTIER
Damask Perpetual, Hybrid Perpetual, Portland
1842
JACQUES CARTIER
type:
bush
colour:
light blue pink
perfume:
strong
height:
medium/tall
JAUNE DESPREZ
Noisette, 1830
Climber
JAUNE DESPREZ
type:
bush
colour:
very soft copper-yellow
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
JEAN DUCHER
Tea, 1874
JEAN DUCHER
type:
bush
colour:
soft peach/pink
perfume:
good
height:
medium
KATHLEEN HARROP
Bourbon 1919
KATHLEEN HARROP
type:
bush
colour:
light pink
perfume:
slight
height:
very tall
KOOTENAY
Hybrid Tea, 1914
KOOTENAY
type:
bush
colour:
cream
perfume:
moderate
height:
medium
LADY EDGEWORTH DAVID
Hybrid Tea 1939
LADY EDGEWORTH DAVID
type:
bush
colour:
soft pink
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
LADY HILLINGDON
Tea Rose 1910
type:
bush
colour:
apricot-yellow buds, opening to buff-yellow blooms
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
LADY HILLINGDON CLIMBER
Tea, 1917
LADY HILLINGDON
type:
climber
colour:
apricot yellow
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
LAEVIGATA
aka CHEROKEE ROSE, species
LAEVIGATA
type:
climber
colour:
single white blooms
spring flowering
perfume:
slight
height:
very vigorous
LAMARQUE
Noisette 1830
LAMARQUE
type:
climber
colour:
white with lemon centre
perfume:
good
height:
vigorous
LE VESUVE
China 1825
LE VESUVE
type:
bush
colour:
silver pink / carmine highlights
perfume:
slight
height:
medium
LOUISE ODIER
Bourbon 1851
LOUISE ODIER
type:
bush
colour:
deep pink
perfume:
good
height:
Tall
To 3m tall
MAMAN COCHET
Tea Rose 1893
type:
bush
colour:
light pink /darker centre, yellow base
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
to 2m
MARIE DE BLOIS
Moss, 1852
MARIE DE BLOIS
type:
bush
colour:
pink
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
MARIE VAN HOUTTE
Tea Rose 1871
MARIE VAN HOUTTE
type:
bush
colour:
soft yellow / cream & pink blends
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
MEG
MEG
type:
climber
colour:
single, soft apricot blend
perfume:
very slight
height:
average
MERMAID
1918
MERMAID
type:
climber
colour:
single, creamy yellow/white
perfume:
slight
height:
very vigorous
MME. ALFRED CARRIER
Noisette 1879
type:
climber
colour:
pale pinkish white
perfume:
good
height:
vigorous
MME. ANTOINE MARI
Tea, before 1890
MME. ANTOINE MARI
type:
bush
colour:
soft pink with light center
reddish shading on outer peta
perfume:
light
height:
short, broad
MME. BERARD
Tea Rose 1872
MME. BERARD
type:
climber
colour:
apricot-yellow with pink tones
perfume:
slight
height:
tall
MME. GREGOIRE STAECHELIN
1927
MME. GREGOIRE STAECHELIN
type:
climber
colour:
pink
spring flowering
perfume:
moderate
height:
medium
MME. HARDY
Damask 1832
type:
bush
colour:
white
spring flowering
perfume:
moderate
height:
medium
MME. ISAAC PERIERE
Bourbon 1881
MME. ISAAC PERIERE
type:
climber
colour:
deep pink
perfume:
strong
height:
vigorous
MME. LOMBARD
Tea Rose 1878
MME. LOMBARD
type:
bush
colour:
orange - pink
perfume:
slight
height:
tall
MME. PIERRE OGER
Bourbon 1878
type:
bush
colour:
blush cream, lilac reverse
perfume:
slight
height:
medium / tall
MONSIEUR TILLIER
TeaRose 1891
type:
bush
colour:
orange-pink blend
perfume:
good
height:
medium
MOONLIGHT
Hybrid Musk, 1913
MOONLIGHT
type:
bush
colour:
cream/white
perfume:
good
height:
very large
MRS. HERBERT STEVENS
,Climber, Hybrid Tea, 1922
MRS. HERBERT STEVENS
type:
climber
colour:
white
perfume:
light
height:
tall
MRS. JOHN LAING
Hybrid Perpetual, 1885
MRS. JOHN LAING
type:
bush
colour:
deep pink
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
MRS. OAKLEY FISHER
Hybrid Tea, 1921
MRS. OAKLEY FISHER
type:
bush
colour:
apricot yellow
perfume:
good
height:
short
MUTABILIS
China , before 1894
MUTABILIS
type:
bush
colour:
multi-coloured blooms of buff pink to copper
perfume:
very slight
height:
tall
NARROW WATER
Noisette 1883
NARROW WATER
type:
bush
colour:
lavender - pink
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
above 2m
NEW DAWN
1930
NEW DAWN
type:
climber
colour:
shell pink
perfume:
good
height:
very vigorous
OLD BLUSH
China, before 1793
OLD BLUSH
type:
bush
colour:
medium pink
perfume:
mild
height:
tall
to 3m
OPHELIA
Hybrid Tea, 1900
OPHELIA
type:
bush
colour:
light salmon pink
perfume:
strong
height:
medium/tall
PAUL NEYRON
Hybrid Perpetual 1869
PAUL NEYRON
type:
bush
colour:
medium pink
perfume:
good
height:
tall
PAUL RICAULT
Centifolia, Hybrid Bourbon, 1845
type:
bush
colour:
carmine red
perfume:
strong
height:
medium/tall
PAX
Hybrid Musk 1918
PAX
type:
bush
colour:
creamy white
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
PENELOPE
Hybrid Musk 1924
PENELOPE
type:
bush
colour:
light pink fading to white
perfume:
slight
height:
tall
to 2.5m
PERLE D'OR
Polyantha 1884
PERLE D'OR
type:
bush
colour:
honey pink to light apricot
perfume:
slight
height:
medium
PROSPERITY
Hybrid Musk 1919
PROSPERITY
type:
bush
colour:
ivory white
perfume:
slight
height:
tall
to 2m
QUATRE SAISONS
Damask Perpetual, before 1600
QUATRE SAISONS
type:
bush
colour:
medium pink
perfume:
good
height:
tall
RAUBRITTER
Hybrid Macrantha, 1936
RAUBRITTER
type:
bush
colour:
light pink
perfume:
good
height:
tall
REINE DES VIOLETTES
Hybrid Perpetual 1860
REINE DES VIOLETTES
type:
climber
colour:
purple
perfume:
good
height:
short
ROSA GALLICA COMPLICATA
ROSA GALLICA COMPLICATA
type:
bush
colour:
deep pink, white center
few thorns
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
ROSA LAEVIGATA
Species
ROSA LAEVIGATA
type:
bush
colour:
white
perfume:
good
height:
very large
ROSETTE DELIZY
Tea, 1922
ROSETTE DELIZY
type:
bush
colour:
shades of yellow, carmine-pink and apricot
perfume:
light
height:
tall
SADDLERS WELLS
Shrub, 1983
SADDLERS WELLS
type:
bush
colour:
pink with red edges
perfume:
none
height:
short
SAFRANO
Tea, 1839
type:
bush
colour:
pale yellow apricot aging to cream
perfume:
good
height:
tall
SOLEIL DOR
Hybrid Foetida, 1898
SOLEIL D'OR
type:
bush
colour:
yellow, rose red shading
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
SOMBREUIL
Tea Rose 1850
SOMBREUIL
type:
climber
colour:
creamy white, pink tinge
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
SOPHIES PERPETUAL
Bourbon, before 1928
SOPHIES PERPETUAL
type:
bush
colour:
cerise-crimson
perfume:
slight
height:
short
SOUV. DE MME. LEONIE VIENNOT
Noisette 1897
SOUV. DE MME. LEONIE VIENNOT
type:
climber
colour:
light rose pink with yellow & coppery -orange tints
perfume:
strong
height:
very vigorous
SOUVENIR DE LA MALMAISON
BUSH, Bourbon, 1843
SOUVENIR DE LA MALMAISON
type:
bush
colour:
very pale pink
perfume:
strong
height:
medium/tall
SOUVENIR DE LA MALMAISON CLIMBER
Bourbon 1843
SOUVENIR DE LA MALMAISON CLIMBER
type:
climber
colour:
light pink
perfume:
strong
height:
average
SOUVENIR DE ST. ANNES
Bourbon
SOUVENIR DE ST. ANNES
type:
bush
colour:
blush pink
perfume:
good
height:
tall
SPARRIESHOOP
SHRUB/CLIMBER, 1953
SPARRIESHOOP
type:
bush
colour:
light pink
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
STANWELL PERPETUAL
Hybrid spinosissima 1838
STANWELL PERPETUAL
type:
bush
colour:
blush pink / white
perfume:
slight
height:
tall
TRIER
RAMBLER
Hybrid Musk, 1904
TRIER
type:
bush
colour:
white
perfume:
moderate
height:
tall
VEILCHENBLAU
1909
VEILCHENBLAU
type:
climber
colour:
mauve
perfume:
slight
height:
rambler
VIRIDIFLORA
China, 1827
VIRIDIFLORA
type:
bush
colour:
green
perfume:
none
height:
short
WEDDING DAY
CLIMBER 1950
WEDDING DAY
type:
climber
colour:
white
perfume:
good
height:
very large
WHITE WINGS
Hybrid Tea, 1947
WHITE WINGS
type:
bush
colour:
white with reddish stamens
perfume:
mild
height:
medium
WILLIAM LOBB
Moss, 1855
WILLIAM LOBB
type:
bush
colour:
mauve/purple
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
WILLIAM R. SMITH
Tea, 1908
type:
bush
colour:
light pink
perfume:
strong
height:
tall
WINDRUSH
Shrub, 1984
WINDRUSH
type:
bush
colour:
lemon aging to white
perfume:
strong
height:
medium

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