Our Roses

Species Roses (Sp)

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

WatsonianaSome original wild roses collected by plant hunters many years ago and cultivated by nurserymen ever since for our pleasure today.

Rosa banksiopsis Small, single; purplish red, produced mostly singly. 1.8m
Rosa bracteata Large, single; white. Golden stamens. 1.6m x 2m+
Rosa gymnocarpa Small, single, pale pink. Small pear-shaped hips. 2m
Rosa helenae# (o/r) Medium, single, white in large corymbs. Summer bloom. 6m+
Rosa x nieuwesteegiiSmall to medium single, deep rose pink. A repeat-flowering back cross of a seedling from r. willmottiae and r. foliolosa discovered by John Nieuwesteeg in his old garden at Tarrawarra, and named in his honour. 2m x 2m.
Rosa pendulina # Medium, single, purple pink, nodding, flagon-shaped hips 2m+
Rosa roxburghii normalis.(o/r) Small to medium, single, soft pink. Superb, spiky yellow hips. 1.8m x 2.5m
Rosa roxburghii plena (o/r) Medium, full, deep mauve pink, paling to edges. Remontant. 1.5m x 1.8m
Rosa setigera #(o/r) ( Prairie rose). Medium, single light pink. Trailing habit. 1.2m x 3m
Rosa soulieana # Small, single, pale Sulphur yellow, fading to creamy white. 6m+.
Rosa watsoniana#(o/r) Small clusters of tiny, single, white to light pink blooms. A curious multiflora variant with linear foliage. 2.5m x 4m+
Rosa wichurana#(o/r) Small, single white blooms in summer. Very glossy foliage. Usually procumbent, extremely vigorous and fast-growing. 1.5m x 6m.





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