Our Roses

Hybrid Tea Roses

(#) = Once-flowering varieties
(o/r) = Cutting grown varieties
(p) = Roses proprietory to us are indicated thus
(*) = Roses new to us this season are marked

Hybrid Tea RosesThese large-flowered shrub roses need no introduction, as they are the most popular of all roses. Developed in the late 19th century, the hybrid tea has since taken pride of place in the rose world, with thousands of varieties being hybridized. Our collection covers its complete history, from early 19th century varieties to the latest offerings from breeders worldwide. Pre-war varieties are becoming collectors items, and to our minds, should have a place in any heritage rose garden. The few we offer show the date of introduction. We have many more in our garden, and can provide further details on request.

Adam Rackles. Large, loosely double and informal. Striped pink sport of Mme. Caroline Testout from the 1920’s. 1.5m
Admiral Rodney. Very large, double. Powdery pink. Wonderful perfume. 1.5m
*Amazing Grace. Another Australian-bred rose from Dr. Bruce Chapman. Large, double, exhibition. White. 1.5m
*Amelia (syn. WALamelia; ‘100 not out’; ‘Elaine’; ‘Centenary of Newtown Park’) Australian-bred, from Richard Walsh. Large, double, well-formed; rose pink. 1.5m
Aorangi. Large , double, high-centred. White. 1.5m
Aotearoa. Large, double. Warm pink. Great scent. 1.5m
Ashram. Large, double; coppery orange, paler reverse. Mild fruity fragrance. 1.5m
Atomic Blonde. Medium to large, double. White. Glossy foliage. 1.5m
Augusta Luise. Large, very full, orange, apricot and pink tones. Some scent. 1.3m
Avon. Large, double. Deep crimson red. Good scent. 1.5m
Belle Siebrecht (syn. Mrs. W. J. Grant) (1895). We’re unsure of the identity of this rose, but have listed it for historical value and study purposes. The first rose bred and sold commercially by Dickson’s. Medium to large, loosely double, light rosy pink. Some scent. 1.2m
Best Friend. Large, full, high-centred; pink, tinted mauve. Fruity scent. 1.5m
Big Purple (syn. Stephens’ Big Purple). Very large, double; mauvy purple; good scent 1.5m
Blackberry Nip. From our Rob Somerfield collection. Large, double,  magenta purple. Good scent 1.5m
Bloomin’ Miracle. Large, double, flat to cupped. Yellow, pink edges. 1.5m
Blue Emotion. Large, double. Pale lavender. 1.5m
Bonnie Jean. (1933) (p) Large, single, rosy carmine. Vigorous 1.5m
Brigadoon. Large, double, good form; coral red, pink and cream. Good fruity scent. 1.5m
Charles de Gaulle. Large, double, high-centred. Lavender. Good scent. 1.5m
Child’s Love. Large, double, cupped; warm orangey-pink. Good scent. 1.5m
City of Newcastle. (syn. Veterans’ Honor) Large, double, exhibition form; bright red. Slight fruit scent. 1.5m
Close to You. Large, double, good form; light yellow. Good fragrance. 1.5m+
Condesa de Sastago. (1932). Large, double, deep pink, reverse yellow. One of the first bi-colours. Fragrant. 1.5m
*Coral Poppy. (syn. WALpoppy). Large, full, ruffled, like a poppy; Coral orange. From our Richard Walsh collection. 1.5m.
Dainty Bess. (1925). Large, single. Pale lilac pink, maroon stamens. Can be touchy. 1.5m
Dame Elizabeth Murdoch. Large, double. Golden yellow, flushed orange and pinks. 1.5m.
*Dame Nellie Melba. Another good exhibition variety from the late Dr. Bruce Chapman. Large, double. Warm reddish-pink. 1.5m.
Dark Desire. The peoples’  choice winner at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in March, 2016. Large, double. Crimson. Good scent. 1.5m. 2016 release.
Diamond Jubilee. Large, double. Buff yellow. Good scent. 1.5m
Dolly Parton. Very large, double. Brick red. Excellent perfume. 1.5m.
Double Delight Large, double, creamy, soft yellow with broad, dark red edge. Very fragrant. 1.5m. An ever-popular rose since its introduction.
Elina. A superb rose. Very large, double, well-formed; pale yellow to ivory. Extremely vigorous and tough. One of the very best hybrid teas for any conditions. 1.8m+
Elle. Large, double; light pink, reverse orange pink. Nice fragrance. 1.5m
Ellen Willmott. (1936) Large, single, silvery cream flushed blush. 1.5m
Ena Harkness. (1946). Large, double. Deep red. Good scent. Weak necked. 1.5m
Etoile de Hollande. (1917) Large, loosely double; crimson-red. Superb fragrance. 1.3m
Father’s Love.  Large, double, dark red. Some scent. 1.5m
*Fintona. Australian-raised by Bruce Brundrett.  Large, double, good form; white. Mild scent. Tall growth. 1.8m
Firefighter. Large, double, black red, garnet. Very strong fragrance. 1.5m
First Prize. Very large, double. Mid pink. 1.8m
Full Sail. Large, double. White sport of ‘Aotearoa’. Good scent.1.4m.
Golden Fairytale. Large, full, old style; mid yellow. Good fragrance. 1.5m
Good Samaritan. Large, full. Deep cerise. Good colour. 1.4m
*Governor MacQuarie. Australian-raised by the late Trevor Grant. Large, double, pale rose pink, lighter towards edges. 1.5m
Grandma’s Rose. Large, double, old style, dusky warm pink. Nice fragrance. 1.5m
Heaven Scent. Large, double, lilac pink. Big fragrance. 1.5m
*Hilton Edward. (p) Medium, double; lavender pink. Very fragrant. 1.5m  An Australian-raised variety from Bob Stibbard.
Holtermann’s Gold. Medium, double; creamy golden yellow. Slight scent. 1.3m
Ice Girl. Medium to large, double, reasonable form; white; some scent 1.5m
Irish Elegance. (1905). Large, single, pale orange-bronze. A good early HT. 1.5m
Irish Harmony. (1904). Large, single. Soft pale lemon yellow. 1.2m  (sold as ‘Bishop’s Lodge Precious Porcelain’ (study name)).
Jardins de Bagatelle. Large, full; creamy white, centre blush. Superb fragrance. 1.5m
*Jenny Brown. Large, single. Warm salmony pink. 1.4m
Just Joey. Huge, double, apricot orange. Scented. A very popular, classic variety. 1.6m
*Jycinda Maree. Large, double, high-centred; cream with hints of blush. From our Richard Walsh collection. 1.5m.
Karen Blixen. Large, well-formed, double. Creamy white. 1.5m.
Kootenay. (1917) Large, full; creamy white to pale primrose, centre deeper. Some scent. 1.5m.
Kordes’ Jubilee. Large, double, old-style. Golden yellow, edged pink. Sweet scent. A 2016 release. 1.5m
La Passionata. Large, double. Bright red. 1.5m
*Let’s Celebrate. Australian-raised. Large, double; soft pink, warmer at base. Fragrant. 1.5m
Linked Hearts (syn. A Whiter Shade of Pale). Large, double. White, hints of pale pink. Good scent. 1.5m
Little Ray of Sunshine. Large, double. Lemon yellow. 1.5m
Loving Memory (syn. Red Cedar) Large, double. Mid red. 1.5m
Mme. Caroline Testout. (1890). Very large, double. Bright satiny rose. 1.5m
Marchen Konigen. Large, double, high-centred; very pale pink. 1.8m
Margaret McGredy (1927). Large, double; orange-scarlet. Slight scent. 1.5m
Marie Louise Velge. Large, open, cupped, blush pink, raspberry stamens. Fragrant. An excellent variety from our Belgian collection. 1.8m
Marilyn Monroe. Large, double, superb form; soft, creamy apricot. 1.5m
Memoire. Large, double, exhibition-quality. White, blush centre. 1.5m
Mon Petit Chou. Very large, full, cabbage style, in rose pink. 1.5m
Moonstone. Large, very double, exhibition quality. Creamy white, edged pink. 1.5m
Mr. Lincoln. Large, double, crimson red. Superb scent. A classic rose. 1.8m
Mrs. Arthur Robert Waddell. (1909). Large, open, semi-double. Reddish salmon, reverse darker. 1.5m. A parent of the famous old climber, ‘Albertine’.
Mrs. Oakley Fisher. (1924). Large, single, apricot. Slight fragrance. A superb, very beautiful, old hybrid tea from Cant’s of Colchester. One of our top ten roses. 1.2m x 1.5m
My Choice. Large, double, globular; warm pink, reverse yellow. Old rose scent. 1.5m+
Neptune. Large, double. Lavender. Fragrant. 1.5m
Oklahoma. Large, very double; very dark crimson. Intense fragrance. 1.5m
Olde Fragrance. Very large, full; purple-pink. Superb fragrance. Tall. 2m+
Papa Meilland. Large, double. Velvety dark red. The best modern rose perfume. A classic. 1.6m
Parole. Extremely large, double, high-centred. Purple pink shades. Scented. 1.6m
Pascali. Large, double, well-formed; creamy white. Reliable. Tall. 1.8m+
Peace. The world’s most famous rose from 1946. Soft lemon with pink edge. 1.5ml
Perfume Delight. Large, double. Bright pink. Very fragrant. 1.6m
Perfume Passion. Large, double, open. Bright pink, lighter edges. Fragrant. 1.5m
Pope John Paul II. Large, double, high-centred. Stark white. Good fragrance. 1.5m
Precious Platinum. Large, double, high-centred. Cardinal red. 1.8m
Prince de Bulgarie. (1900). Large, double, cupped. Flesh pink, centre salmon, yellow base. 1.5m. Another old gem from Joseph Pernet-Ducher.
Queen Elizabeth. Medium, double, cupped; clear mid pink. Very tall. 2m+
Radiance. (1908). Large, double. Rose pink, paler reverse. Strong damask scent. 1.6m
Remember Me. Large, double. Shades of burnt orange; very shiny foliage.1.6m
Serenity. (syn. CHEwalma) From our Chris Warner collection. Medium to large, double, open. Soft apricot yellow, edging pink, paler overtones. Vigorous. 1.8m
*Shirley’s Rose. New Australian-raised from Bruce Brundrett and named for his late wife. Large, double. Soft apricot pink with lighter tones. 1.5m. A prize-winning 2016 release. 
Signature. Large, double, high-centred, exhibition style. Deep pink, reverse paler. 1.5m 
Sir Donald Bradman. Large, double. Crimson red. 1.5m.
Souvenir du President Carnot. (1894)  Large, double, strong flesh pink 1.5m
Spirit of Peace. Large, double. Honey, buff and pink shades. Strong aniseed scent. 1.6m
Summer Sun. Large, double. Soft orange, ageing pink. Yellow reverse. 1.4m
Sunny Sky. Similar colouring to ‘Peace’. Soft yellow, edged pink. Very vigorous. 1.8m.
*St. Brigid’s Rose. Australian-raised from the late George Dawson via John Nieuwesteeg. Large, double. Warm, light, almost salmon pink. Good fragrance. 1.6m
Sweet Parole. Very large, double, well-formed; mid-pink; fragrant. 1.6m
Tatjana. Large, double, deep red. Reasonable scent. 1.5m
The Children’s Rose. Large, full; Venetian pink; intense fragrance. Vigorous. 1.8m+
*The Wedding Rose. An excellent sport of ‘The Children’s Rose’ with all the attributes, discovered by John Nieuwesteeg. Blooms are creamy white with a soft coffee centre on opening. 1.6m.
The RSL Rose. Large, double. Black-red with yellow reverse. 1.5m.
Tiffany. Large, double, light pink with good biscuit at base. Good scent. 1.5m
Tineke. Large, double, exhibition quality form; pure white. No scent. 1.5m
Violina. Large, double, loose; pale pink, centre and margins deeper. Superb scent 1.8m
Wedding Bells. Large, double, well-formed. Deep rose pink with paler tones. 1.5m
White Wings. Large, single. White with maroon stamens. 1.3m Needs some tlc.
Winter Sun. Large, double, well-formed; soft buttery yellow; some scent. 1.5m

 

 

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