Large sprays of perfect rosette style small
buff yellow flowers.
Soft clear yellow incurved flowers.
Large cup flowers in rich golden yellow.
English rose Graham Thomas
Deep golden yellow cup-shaped flowers.
Rich yellow flowers.
Soft pure yellow flowers with many small petals on a
Apricot pink paling towards outer edges.
Apricot yellow flowers with a heavy petalled cup shape
which turn pink with age.
Typical old rose form in soft apricot yellow.
Very fragrant large open shallow cup flowers in apricot-yellow.
Soft apricot yellow flowers.
A large plant to 3m with deep apricot flowers, may be
used as a small climber.
Bright copper cup-shaped flowers with copper yellow
Deep cup-shaped apricot flowers.
Apricot pink flowers, make a good small climber.
Rich wine crimson flowers.
Mauve-pink to purple cupped flowers.
Patio Dwarf Climbers
These are growing in popularity,
with canes of just over two metres tall which are ideal to
fill a column or arches, or as a climber in smaller gardens.
They have masses of dwarf sized clusters, with flowers just
slightly larger than genuine miniatures.
Tan brown to orange flowers - ideal for
pillar or tripod
Pink flowers with golden stamens, a prolific healthy
These are a good choice for a mass of colour
over a long time with minimum maintenance. Can also be used
as hedges or back drop planting, while still very useful as
a specimen feature anywhere in the garden. Most of these plants
are very tall and hardy ranging from 1.5 to 2m tall, with
a spread of over one metre and should be planted at least
1.2m apart. While some removal of spent heads will help the
repeat flowering process, these hardy plants will normally
repeat flower quickly without help. Once plants are fully
established they should not require any extra support particularly
if a number are grown together. Some recommendations are:
Lavender to lilac pink continual flowers,
a good hedge at 2m x 1m
Large clusters of small lavender flowers, golden stamens,
1.5m x 1m
Fragrant bright yellow clustered flowers, 2m x 1.2m
Large clusters of blood red flowers, 2m x 1.2m
White tinged pink single flowers with golden stamens
in large trusses 2m x 1.2m
Large snow-white blooms 2.5m x 1.5m
Shrub rose Sally Holmes
Ground Cover Roses
Large, unfading golden yellow flowers with
good continuous flowering
Masses of long lasting small trusses of creamy white
Very low growing with masses of small bright pink flowers
Bright velvet red flowers with yellow stamens and reddish
Many Happy Returns
Large pale pink flowers
Our Rosy Carpet
Rosy pink flowers which is also good as a stem or weeping
rose Sum-mer Evening: clear bright red flowers –
a genuine wide-spreading ground cover
So called because of the size
of their flowers, these are very reliable and will fit in
almost any garden landscape, large or small. Bushes need to
be regularly cut back to solid growth after flowering to encourage
the next lot of flowers on new growth. Miniatures make very
attractive stem roses, as they are not troubled with the wind
as much as other roses, and often come in climbing form. Recommended:
Dusty pink fragrant flowers
White flushed pale pink fragrant flowers
Buttercup yellow flowers
White flowers with a touch of pink, centre develop green
hue as florets age
White to cream base flushed and edged deep pink fragrant
Apricot-orange flowers with a yellow orange reverse
and a touch of red
Pale apricot-pink fragrant flowers
Creamy-white fragrant flowers edged with vivid red,
with golden stamens
Old Garden Roses cover such a
wide range development over the years that one should look
for specialist publications on the subject before purchasing
plants. Some of the plants listed here are modern developments
with old characteristics.
A Hybrid Musk Rose, 1939, with fragrant
apricot flowers, repeat flower-ing, deeper colour in Autumn,
an arching shrub to 1.8m.
A Hybrid Musk Rose, 1925, fragrant pale pink flowers
with a touch of apricot, repeat flowering, an arching
shrub or small climber to 1.8m.
A Hybrid Musk Rose, 1928, pale pink fragrant flowers
in summer re-peating through to autumn, when flowers attain
an apricot tinge. An arching shrub or small climber to
Fritz Nobis 1940
Flowers once only but with a wonderful flush of soft
pink flowers in early Summer and bright red hips in Autumn.
A large shrub or small climber to 1.8m.
Fru Dagmar Hastrup
A Rugosa seedling, 1914, suitable for 1m high hedges.
Has single pink continuous flowers and crimson hips
Gruss an Aachen 1909
Has fragrant creamy-pale apricot pink blooms which fade
to creamy-white. Suitable for small hedges as it will
only grow to .5m.
Madame Isaac Pereire Bourbon 188,1with repeat flowering.
A large shrub to 2m with deep pink strongly fragrant
flowers shaded with magenta. Ideal for pillar trellis
Rosa chinensis Mutabilis
Probably introduced to Italy from China in 1894 –
a single repeat flowering rose which grows to a large
shrub to 1.8m and can be used as a small climber. The
plant will exhibit flowers of buff yellow through pink
to carmine, all at the same time, and is very spectacular
Penelope Hybrid Musk 1924
A fragrant rose with repeat clustered pale pink flowers
fading to white. 1.2m.
Hybrid musk rose, Penelope
Vanity Hybrid Musk, 1920
With large, almost single flowers in vivid
cerise. Can be good as a background shrub or as a moderate
Climbing rose Altissimo
Clear deep red single flowers, bright yellow
stamens, repeat flowering.
Salmon pink to apricot flowers with deep pink buds,
flowers only for about three weeks in late spring.