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Lancashire's Premier Classic Rose Garden

Old Roses

In this section are many of the old favourites going back as far as mediaeval times. They predominantly produce one big flush of flower with rich scent. These are the roses that you see in Old Master’s paintings


Alba

Albas are the ancestors of many of our pale coloured roses. They have distinctive blue-green foliage, will grow in partial shade, the flowers are in soft hues from white to mid-pink.

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Alba Maxima

16th Century

7 x 6ft.

Well-scented.

Grey-green foliage.

Good show June and July.

a.k.a. Great Double White or Jacobite Rose.

Alba

Alba semi-plena

16th Century

8 x 6ft.

Sweet Scent.

Grey-green foliage.

One large show early to mid-summer.

a.k.a. The White Rose of York

Alba

Belle Amour

Unknown Age

5 x5ft.

Spicy Scent.

Bluey hued foliage.

Good for Mixed Borders.

Alba

Celestial

Date unknown

6 x6ft.

Sweet Scent.

Flowers heavily June-July

a.k.a Celeste

Alba

Felicite Parmentier

1836

4 x 4ft.

Sweet Scent.

Good for Mixed Borders.

Alba

Great Maiden’s Blush

15th Century

7 x 6ft.

Fragrant.

Will tolerate shade.

Alba

Konigin von Danemarck

1826

5 x 4ft.

Heavy Scent.

Good for Mixed Borders

Alba

Madame Legras de St Germain

Pre 1848

6 x 5ft

Scented

Good for Mixed Borders

Alba

Gallica

Gallica roses are the ancestors of many of our red roses. They form dense bushes, flowers are usually double, fragrant and in rich colours.

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Charles de Mills

Unkown.

4 x 4ft.

Light Scent.

Gallica

Duc de Guiche

1835.

4 x 4ft.

Highly Scented.

Rich violet-crimson cupped flowers.

Gallica

Gallica Complicata

Unknown.

7 x 7ft.

Scented.

Gallica

Gallica Officianalis

Ancient.

4 x 3ft.

Fragrant.

a.k.a. The Apothecary’s Rose and the Red Rose of Lancaster.

Gallica

President de Seze

1836.

4 x 4ft.

Good Scent.

a.k.a Jenny Duval.

Gallica

Rosa Mundi

12th Century.

4 x 3ft.

Fragrant.

Semi-double white flowers striped with carmine or pink.

Gallica

Tuscany Superb

1848.

4 x 3ft.

Scented.

Deep Purple to crimson flowers with velvety hue.

Gallica

Centifolia

Centifolia roses are the 100 petal or cabbage roses.

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Blanchefleur

1835.

5 x 5ft.

Scented.

Flat double white flowers with occasional pink tints.

Centifolia

Centifolia

Pre-1600.

6 x 5ft.

Heady scent.

a.k.a. Cabbage Rose or Provence Rose.

Centifolia

Fantin Latour

1900.

5 x 4ft.

Good Perfume

Soft Pink, large quartered flowers

Good for Mixed Borders

Centifolia

Petite de Hollande

1800.

3 x 3ft.

Scented.

Flowers carried in clusters.

Good for mixed Borders.

Centifolia

Prolifera de Redoute

Date unknown.

4 x 3ft.

Fragrant

Rose-pink.

Good for Mixed Borders

Centifolia

Moss

Moss Roses are closely related to Centifolia Roses, but are characterised by growths of crests on the buds, calix and stems giving a moss effect.

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Blanche Moreau

1880.

5 x 4ft.

Light Scent.

Dark Red moss buds contrast to double creamy-white flowers.

Moss

Capitaine John Ingram

1856.

5 x 4ft.

Rich Scent.

Lively but very dark purplish-red flower

Moss

Chapeau de Napoleon

1826.

5 x 4ft.

Good scent.

Double, cabbage like, Silvery-pink flowers. Koss formation on calyx.

a.k.a Cristata or Crested Moss.

Moss

Common Moss

Pre-1700.

4 x 4ft.

Strong Scent.

Double pink flowers.

a.k.a Old Pink Moss or Communis.

Moss

Mousseline

1855.

3 x 3ft.

Good Scent.

Pale pink somewhat untidly double flower; repeats.

A.k.a as Alfred de Dalmas

Moss

Salet

1854.

4 x 3ft.

Clear pose-pink flowers.

Moss

Shailer’s White Moss

1790.

5 x 4ft.

Good Scent.

Flowers have hint of pink as they open to white.

Moss

William Lobb

1855.

5 x 5ft.

Good Scent.


Moss

Damask

Damask Roses are mostly full flowered on large lax shrubs with a wonderful scent. They prefer a “hot” position to be at their best.

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Blush Damask

Unknown.

4 x 3ft.

Very floriferous. needs dead-heading.

Damask

Gloire de Guilan

1949.

5 x 4ft.

Fragrant.

Clear rich pink double flowers.

Damask

Madame Hardy

1832.

5 x 5ft.

Strongly Scented.

Pure white flowers with geen eye.

Ispahan

1830.

5 x 4ft.

Fragrant.

Extended flowering period.

Damask

Kazanlik

Unknown.

6 x 6ft.

Rose-pink flowers.

Grown in the Balkans for Attar of Roses. Needs a warm spot.

a.k.a. Trigintipetala

Damask

La Ville de Bruxelles

1849.

5 x 5ft.

Scented.

Rich rose-pink.

Damask

Leda

Early 19th C.

3 x 3ft.

Scented

Double flowers, blush-pink to white with red margins.
a.k.a. Painted Damask

Damask

Madame Hardy

1832.

6 x 5ft.

Lemon Scented.

Pure white flowers with green eye.

Damask

Madame Zoetmans

1830.

4 x 3ft.

Very Fragrant.

Very full creamy-white flowers.

Damask

York and Lancaster

Pre-1551.

5 x 4ft.

Portland

Portland Roses are the smaller, compact repeat flowering hybrids of the Damasks .


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Comte de Chambord

1860.

4 x 3ft.

Good Scent.

Quartered flowers are soft rose-pink.

Portland

Rose de Rescht

Unknown.

3 x 3ft.

Fragrant.

Double rosette-shaped bright purplish red flowers.

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