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Old Garden Roses (OGRs)

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

Old Garden RosesThese old-fashioned beauties comprise early species hybrids, gallicas (g), damasks (d), centifolias {c}, mosses (m) and albas (a), most of which are once-flowering varieties.

Agathe Incarnata. #(g) Large, very double, quartered, green eye. Good scent 1.8m
Alain Blanchard. # (g) Large, semi-double, somewhat cupped; purplish-crimson, paler mottling giving a spotted appearance. Late blooming. 1.5m x 1.8m 
Alba Maxima # (a). Medium, loosely double; white. Good fragrance. 2.5m+
“Albanian” Kazanlik # (study name, though possibly ‘Krasnaya Kazanlik’ (Red Kazanlik), or ‘Krasnaya Krimskaya’ (Red Crimea)) (d)(o/r)(p) Medium, loosely double, mauve pink, ageing toward crimson. Fragrant. 1.8m
Anais Segalas.#(g)(o/r) Medium to large, pom-pom like; rosy crimson. Scented. Vigorous, spreading. 1.5m x2.5m
Assemblage des Beautes. #(g). Medium, double, bright crimson red with button eye. Foliage described as ‘sombre’ green! 1.8m.
Belle Amour #(d) Medium, semi-double; soft pink. Myrrh fragrance. 1.8m.
Belle Isis.#(g) Large, full, flat; pale flesh pink. Superb myrrh fragrance. 1.5m.
Blanchefleur. #{c}Medium to large, full, cupped, quartered. Creamy white, sometimes tinted blush. Sensational, intense fragrance. Spreading growth. 1.4m
Cabbage Rose. (R. centifolia).#{c} c.1596.  Large, full, cupped, nodding on slender pedicules; medium pink. Fragrant.  Spreading growth. 1.3m x 1.8m
Cardinal de Richelieu. # (g) Large, double, deep purple, fragrant. 1.5m
Chapeau de Napoleon # (m) Large, full, warm rose pink. Very fragrant. 1.6m
Charles de Mills # (g)(o/r) Large, quartered; deep crimson-red. Very fragrant. To 1.8m
Complicata # (g)(o/r) Large, single, old rose pink. Scented 1.6m x 2m+
Comtesse de Murinais.# (m). Large, double, white. Fragrant. To 1.8m
Dupontii # (o/r) Medium, single, white in great profusion. Musky scent. 3m+ x 3m+
Fantin Latour# {c} Large, full, flat, blush pink. Fragrant. 2m x 1.8.
Felicite Parmentier. # (a) Large, very double, opening flat; soft flesh pink. Superb fragrance. Vigorous, compact growth. 1.6m+
Gloire de Guilan. # (d) Large, double, quartered; clear pink; very fragrant. 1.6m+
Glory of Edsell. (Hybrid spinosissima). Small, single bright pink, white eye. Vigorous. 1.5m+
Hebe’s Lip. #(Hybrid eglantaria). Smal, semi-single. White, edged pink. 2m.
*Helga Brauer# (c)(p)(o/r). A new, Australian-raised centifolia hybrid from Neil Mitchell. Large, flat, semi-single. Delicate rosy pink, spotted and marbled pale silvery pink. 1.5m   
*Helga Brichet# (g)(o/r) Large, single, soft salmon pink. An Australian-raised ‘Complicata’ seedling from John Nieuwesteeg. 1.8m x 2.5m
Irish Rich Marbled (o/r) Solitary, small; lilac pink with lighter shades. Black hips 1.4m
James Mason # (g). Large, semi-single; mid to deep red. Tall. 2.5m
Jenny Duval # (g)(o/r). Large, full, lilac pink, purple centre. 1.6m (Same description as ‘President de Seze’), and similar to ‘Duc de Guiche’.   
Kazanlik# (d) Medium, double, old rose pink. Very fragrant. Used for attar of roses. 2m
La Ville de Bruxelles. #(d). Medium, very double, quartered. Pink. Very fragrant. 2m.
Lady Penzance.# An R. eglanteria hybrid. Single, small, coppery salmon-pink. Yellow stamens. Foliage small, dark, fragrant (of apples). 1.5m x 2m
Lane’s Moss # (m) Large, full, soft red-pink. Fragrant. 1.6m
Mme. Hardy # (d). Medium, full; white, with green button eye. Good scent. 2m+
Mme. Plantier.#(o/r)(a). Medium to large, full. quartered; white. Good scent. 1.8m.
Maiden’s Blush. #(a) (syn.‘Cuisse de Nymphe Emue’). Medium, double. White tinged pink. Some fragrance. 1.5m
Paul Ricault# {c}. Large, full, flat, quartered; deep rose pink. Superb scent. 1.8m
Quatre Saisons. (d) (syn. Autumn Damask). Medium, double. Pink. Fragrant. 2m+
Rosa gallica officinalis. #(syn. Apothecary’s Rose; Red Rose of Lancaster). Medium, semi-double, deep pink to rose red. 1.5m
Rosa Mundi. # (g). Striped sport of  r. gallica officinalis. Rose pink and silvery white stripes, large, semi-double, cupped to flat. 1.3m
Schoener’s Nutkana.# (R. nutkana hybrid).  Large, single. Clear rose pink. 2m+.  
Stanwell Perpetual. Medium to large, double, quartered; blush pink. Fragrant. Superbly armoured, but always in flower. One of the best roses of all time. 2m+.
Tuscany Superb. #(g). Large, semi-double. Velvety black-red. 1.5m
Variegata. #(syn. R. centifolia variegata). Large, very double. Ivory white, striped lilac pink. 2m.
William Lobb.# (m) Large, open, mauve-red. Tall, rangy growth. 2m

 

 

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