Dutton Hall
Lancashire's Premier Classic Rose Garden

Bourbon, Hybrid Perpetual, China, Polyantha and Floribunda

The roses in these groups predominantly repeat flower, with a great variety of size, shape and colour. The size of the bush varies as well.

 

 

Bourbon

 

Bourbon roses display much of the character of the very old roses, but are longer flowering; many have a rich scent.

 

Image Variety Group On Site
Boule de Neige 1867

4 x 3ft.

Good Scent.

White. Petals have a silky quality.

Repeat flowers.

Bourbon
Louise Odier 1851

5 x 4ft.

Well Scented.

Pink

Repeat Flowers

Bourbon
Mme Ernst Calvat 1888

6 x 5ft.

Rich Scent.

Pale Pink.

Repeat Flowers. Can be drained.

Bourbon
Mme Isaac Pereire 1881

6 x 5ft.

Fragrant.

Rich Carmine.

Repeat Flowers

Bourbon
Mme Lauriol de Barny 1868

6 x 6ft.

Heavy Scent.

Good for Mixed Border

Bourbon
Prince Charles 1846

5 x 4ft.

Good scent.

Clusters of flowers smother the bush.

Nearly Thornless.

Good for Mixed Border

Bourbon
Variegata di Bologna 1909

5 x 4ft.

White with lilac stripes.

One good flush of flowers.

Prune to keep bushy.

Bourbon
Zigeunerknabe 1909

8 x 6 ft.

Sweet Scent.

Rosette shaped flowers, June – July

a.k.a. Gipsy Boy

Bourbon

Hybrid Perpetual

 

Hybrid Perpetual roses are somewhere between an old-fashioned rose and a modern bush. They are long flowering and usually fragrant.

 

Image Variety Group On Site
Baron Girod de l’Ain

1897. 4 x 3ft.

Rich Scent.

Double, rich crimson-red, with white edge.

Often a good show from late August

Hybrid Perpetual
Baronne Prevost

1842. 5 x 4ft.

Scented.

Deep-rose pink

Hybrid Perpetual
Ferdinand Pichard

1921. 4 x 4ft.

Good Scent.

Crimson-cerise stripes on white.

Hybrid Perpetual
Gloire de Ducher

1865, 6 x 4ft.

Well Scented.

Full double fllowers of deep pinkish-red.

Hybrid Perpetual
Gloire Lyonnaise

1885. 5 x 3ft.

Good scent

Semi-double creamy flat white flowers, repeat flowering.

Virtually thornless.

Hyrbrid Perpetual
John Hopper

1862. 4 x 3ft.

Very Fragrant.

Double cerise-pink turning to lavender

Hybrid Perpetual
Madame Scipion Cochet

1873. 4 x 3ft.

Good Scent.

Purplish-pink flowers, paling towards edge.

Hybrid Pertpetual
Marshall P Wilder (syn Alfred Colomb)

1865. 4 x 4ft.

Rich Scent.

Deep red darkening with age.

Hybrid Perpetual
Souvenir de Dr Jamain

1865. 6 x 4ft.

Rich Scent.

Very dark red.

Prefers to avoid full sun.

Hybrid Perpetual
Vick’s Caprice

1891. 4 x 3ft.

Large double cuppped pale-pink and lilac flowers streaked with lighter pink.

Hybrid Perpetual

China

 

China roses have a long flowering season. They are in translucent colours, some are dainty little bushes.

 

Image Variety Group On Site
Bengal Beauty

2 x 2ft.

Covered in single light crimson flowers until the frosts.

China
Bloomfield Abundance

1920. 4 x 4ft.

Poor Scent.

Shell-pink buttonhole roses in enormous custers

Repeat Flowers

China
Cecile Brunner

1881. 2 x 2ft.

Little Scent.

Shell-pink in large sprays.

a.k.a. The Sweetheart Rose.

China
Chinensis Mutabilis

Date unknown. 4 x 4ft

Some Scent.

Single flowers that change to colour from deep-pinky red to apricot/gold.

China
Hermosa

1840. 3 x 2ft.

Silvery-pink blooms. Best grown in groups of three.

China
Irene Watts

1896. 2 x 2ft.

Free-flowering with peachy-pink flowers.

China
Louis XIV

1859. 2 x 2ft.

Well Scented.

Deep rich-crimson flowers with golden stamens.

China
Old Blush China

Ancient.  4 x 3ft.

Slight Scent.

Semi-double soft pink, flowers into autumn.

a.k.a Parson’s Pink China.

China
Perle d’Or

1884. 2 x 2ft.

Little Scent.

Peachy-apricot buttonhole flowers

China
Rosa viridiflora

1833. 3 x 3ft.

No Scent.

Flowers formed with green and pinkish bracts.

a.k.a. The Green Rose

China
Sophie’s Perpetual

Re-introduced 1960. 8 x 4ft.

Pale whitish-pink overlaid with Deep pink and cerise.

China

Polyantha

 

Polyantha roses are the fore-runners of the Modern Floribunda. They bear clusters of small flowers from mid-summer until the frosts.

Image Variety Group On Site
Katharina Zeimet

1901. 2 x 2ft.

No Scent.

Small sprays of pure white double flowers.

Polyantha
Little White Pet

1879. 2 x 2ft.

No Scent.

Large cluster of small white double rosettes.

Polyantha
The Fairy

1932. 2 x 4ft.

Profuse small, rounded pink flowers .

Polyantha

Floribunda

 

Floribunda have clusters of flowers throughout the summer.

Image Variety Group On Site
Chinatown

1963. 5 x 3ft.

Clear double yellow flowers with pink or red shading.

Floribunda
Iceberg

1958. 5 x 5ft.

Large trusses of double pure-white flowers.

Floribunda
Yvonne Rabier

1910. 3 x 2ft.

Semi-double white flowers held in clusters.

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