Heritage & Old Garden Roses
These roses include a wide collection of historic and very old rose types, usually only spring flowering but very beautiful. Species are the original old roses, which often have decorative seedpods known as hips.
= Australian Bred
Charles de Mills
HGal, before 1790; dark, velvety violet-crimson blooms, medium, very double, flat, regularly quartered; moderate to strong fragrance; non-remontant; growth vigorous, upright to 1.5 metres.
N, 1904; copper orange, fading to apricot-yellow blooms, 8-9 cm., semi-double, borne in small clusters; intense, sweet, musky fragrance; good repeat; tall, spreading growth.
Duchesse de Brabant
T, 1857; blooms are soft rosy pink, large, 45 petals, cupped; intense fragrance; very free flowering in warm climates; vigorous, spreading growth.
C, before 1900; light pink flowers blush with a small yellow-green eye, 9 cm. , double, flat to cupped, borne in clusters of 4-6, moderate fragrance; once only blooming but over a long period; vigorous, bushy growth to 1.5 metres.
M, 1862; bud sparsely mossed; flowers shining crimson, fading to deep pink, semi-dbl. to double, borne in clusters of 3 - 8, moderate fragrance; non-remontant; growth upright to 1.2 metres.
Konigin von Danemark
A, 1816; flowers flesh-pink, centre darker, petals recurved, with a very small centre eye, medium, very double, quartered, flat, borne in clusters, intense fragrance; non-recurrent; vigorous growth.
T, 1910; flowers deep apricot-yellow, semi-double, moderate fragrance; flower production is very high and the repeat is good; bushy growth.
N, 1830; flowers pure white, centre lemon-yellow, 7-8 cm., double, flat, quartered, borne in small clusters; intense fragrance; recurrent ; growth vigorous, with long, trailing shoots.
D, 1832; bud large, round, pink outside; flowers pure white, occasionally tinged flesh-pink, petals incurved at center, green pip, 8 cm., very double, cupped, opening flat, borne in small clusters; intense, lemon fragrance; non-remontant; growth erect, vigorous; inducted into the Old Rose Hall of Fame 2006.
Mrs John Laing
HP, 1887; flowers soft pink, large, 45 petals, cupped; moderate fragrance; recurrent bloom; vigorous, rather dwarf growth.
Ch, before 1894; flowers sulfur-yellow, changing to orange, red and finally crimson, 7 cm., single, borne in small clusters; recurrent; vigorous, large, spreading growth; inducted into Old Rose Hall of Fame 2012.
Ch, 1751; flowers two-tone pink, semi-double, borne in loose sprays; slight fragrance; dependably recurrent; vigorous, upright growth; inducted into the Old Rose Hall of Fame 1997.
p; flowers straw yellow with a green eye, 1-1½ cm., double, borne in large clusters, no fragrance; blooms once only in late spring; nearly thornless; growth vigorous, very large, climbing in warm climates.
Roseraie de l’Hay
HRg, 1901; flowers crimson-red changing to rosy magenta, double, peony-like , intense, fruity fragrance; recurrent bloom; vigorous growth to 1.2 metres.