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Lancashire's Premier Classic Rose Garden

Species and Briers

These are the wild roses from all over the world or their close hybrids.


Species


Many have single flowers and ornamental hips. The foliage and even the thorns can be an ornamental feature. They can often thrive in a woodland setting or go in the place of a small tree.

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Rosa Californica plena Species

Rosa Xanthina Canary Bird

1908.

6 x6ft.

Fresh Scent.

A graceful shrub with small single flowers.

Needs shelter to do well

Species

Rosa californica plena

1894.

8 x 5ft.

Lilac-pink flowers.

Species

Rosa cantabrigensis

1931.

7 x 5ft.

Slight Scent.

Flowers are pale yellow

Species

Rosa Dupontii

Pre-1817.

7 x 4ft.

Scented.

Pure white elegantly-shaped flowers.

Species

Rosa farreri persetosa

1915.

5 x 5ft.

Scented.

Tiny pink flowers on bristly stems.

Dainty fern-like foliage.

Species

Rosa fedtschenkoana

1880.

7 x 5ft.

Unusual Scent.

Small white flowers with attractive bluey-grey foliage.

Species

Rosa filipes Kiftsgate

1954.

To 30ft.

Fragrant.

Creamy-white flowers with golden stamens in large trusses.

Vigorous

Species

Rosa forrestiana

1918. 7 x 7ft.

Pinkish

Crimson flowers in small clusters.

Species

Rosa Helen Knight

1966.

6 x 5ft.

Light Scent.

Early yellow flowers with ferny foliage.

Species

Rosa hugonis

1899.

6 x 5ft.

Fresh Scent.

Wild primrose to soft creamy-yellow. Nearly black hips.

May to June.

Species

Rosa macrantha raubritter

1936.

3 x 6ft.

Light Scent.

Semi-double soft rose-pink.

Trailing habit, good for ground cover.

Species

Rosa moyesii

1903.

10 x 8 ft.

No Scent.

Single deep dusky-pink flowers. Large bottle-shaped hips.

Can become a giant.

Species

Rosa moyesii Geranium

1938.

8 x 8ft.

No Scent.

Like R. moyesii, but more compact growth habit

Deep geranium-red flowers. Scarlet-orange hips.

Species

Rosa multibracteata

1908.

6 x 5ft.

Lilac-pink single flowers in clusters.

Species

Rosa multiflora

pre-1800.

15 x 10ft.

Floriferous. Small white, single flowers in large clusters.

Species

Rosa nitida

1807.

2 x 2ft.

Slight Scent.

Compact plant with single lilac-pink flowers follwed by bristly-red hips and showy autumn foliage.

Species

Rosa paulii

1903.

2 x 10ft.

Three inch starry white flowers.

Strong growing trailing plant. Use for ground cover.

Species

Rosa primula

1911.

7 x 6ft.

Scented.

a.k.a The Incense Rose.

Species

Rosa richardii

1902.

3 x 8ft.

Scented.

Low spreading with large single pinkish flowers.

a.k.a. The Holy Rose.

Species

Rosa roxburghii

1908.

7 x 6ft.

No scent.

Very unusual chestnut like hips.

Species

Rosa rubrifolia (syn R glauca)

1830.

7 x 7ft.

Single pink flowers followed by red hips. Strinking grey-green to purple foliage.

Species

Rosa sericea pteracantha

1890.

8 x 7ft.

No Scent.

Small white flowers in May.

Tremendous bood-red thorns.

Species

Rosa soulieana

1896.

10 x 10ft.

Rich Scent.

Single white flowers

Almost a climber with a large spread.

Species

Rosa villosa

1761.

7 x 6ft.

Slight Scent.

Single pink flowers. Good coloured orange to red hips.

Species

Rosa virginiana

1807.

5 x 3ft.

Good Scent.

Single blooms of rich pink flowers

Species

Rosa willmottiae

1904.

6 x 7ft.

Slight scent.

Tiny single mauve-pink flowers followed by small orange-red hips.

Species

Rosa wintoniensis

1928.

12 x 10ft.

Foliage is slightly scented.

Single deep pink flowers.

Species


Pimpinellifolia

Known as Scots Briers, these charming little shrubs are indigenous to the United Kingdom. They are hardy, thicket forming bushes, which will cope with lighter sandy soils as well as heavy clay. They flower very early in the summer and then produce small rounded hips.


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Bakewell Scots Brier

Unknown.

3 x 2ft.

Slight Scent.

Single rich-cream flowers. Dark hips.

pimpinellifolia

Double Pink Scots Brier

Unknown.

4 x 3ft.

Light Scent.

Small, cupped, many petalled lilac-pink flowers.

pimpinellifolia

Double White Scots Brier

Unknown.

4 x 4ft.

Spring flowering with pure white blooms.


pimpinellifolia

Double Yellow Scots Brier

Unknown.

3 x 2ft.

Little Scent.

Small, very double, creamy lemon-yellow flowers on very dense prickly shrub.

pimpinellifolia

Dunwich Rose

Unknown.

2 x 4ft.

Little Scent.

Cream flowers on dense bush. Very floriferous

pimpinellifolia

Marbled Pink Scots Brier

Unknown.

3 x 3ft.

Little Scent.

A profusion of small pink flowers

pimpinellifolia

Mary Queen of Scots

Unknown.

4 x 3ft.

Little Scent.

Very early flower. Single bright pink with white eye.

Dark hips and occasional flower in autumn

pimpinellifolia

Ormiston Roy

1953.

4 x 4ft.

No Scent.

Single clear yellow flowers with black hips in autumn.


pimpinellifolia

Stanwell Perpetual

1838.

4ft x 4ft

Fragrant.

Double very pale pink to cream flowers.

Thorny spreading plant.

pimpinellifolia

William III

Unknown.

2 x 3ft.

Some scent.

Semi-double flowres – crimson to magenta, with golden stamens.

Black hips.

pimpinellifolia

Rubiginosa

Rubiginosa roses are known as Sweet Briers, because of their scented foliage. They are very thorny shrubs with single flowers, they make excellent woodland plants and can be used effectively in mixed hedges.

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Amy Robsart

1894.

10 x 8ft.

Scented with slightly scented foliage.

Masses of deep pink single blooms.

rubiginosa sweet brier

Lord Penzance

1890.

7 x 6ft.

Slightly scented foliage.

Buff-yellow flowers tinged pink.

rubiginosa sweet brier

Meg Merrilees

1894.

8 x 7ft.

Scented flowers and foliage.

Semi-double crimson flowers. Good hips.

rubiginosa sweet brier

Rosa rubiginosa (syn eglanteria)

Unknown.

12 x 8ft.

Smallish, single blush-pink flowers.

rubiginosa sweet brier
Rose Groups
Species and Briers Climbers and Ramblers
Old Roses Modern Shrub, Hybrid Musk and Rugosa
Bourbon, Hybrid Perpetual, China, Polyantha and Floribunda