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Old Shrub Roses

Once-flowering varieties are indicated thus (#), and cutting grown varieties like so (o/r). Roses proprietary to us are indicated thus (p). Australian-raised or discovered roses are marked thus (*). Varieties preceded by a red asterisk (*) are sold out for this season.

Old Shrub RosesHere we’ve included hybrid musks and a few other shrubs from that era, some of which are such large sprawling shrubs that they are often used as climbers.

Alice Amos. Small, single, cupped. Cerise pink, white eye. 1.2m
Autumn Delight. Large, semi-double, pale yellow to creamy white. 1.6m
*Babe. Small, semi-double, pale pink, in large clusters 1.3m.
Ballerina. Small, single, in large clusters. Rose pink, with a white eye. 1.8m
**Beauty of New South Wales. Small, single, cupped. Magenta pink, white eye. 0.8m
*Blue Boy.# Large, double, high-centred, reddish-violet. Very fragrant. 1.5m  
Buff Beauty. Medium, double; buff-yellow ageing paler. Good scent. 2.5m+
*Carabella.(o/r) Small, single, in clusters. Cream, edged pink. 1.8m
*Claret Cup (o/r) Small, single, cupped in small clusters. Dark red. 1.2m
Cornelia. Small, double; apricot-pink (rosy pink in cold weather). Musk scent. 2m+
“Dettman’s Polyantha”. (study name). Small, semi-double. Purply pink, white eye. 1m. Could this be the previously lost 1931 polyantha ‘Dainty Dawn’ from George Knight?
Felicia. Large, loosely double, pink, in branching panicles. Good musk scent. Appears to be reasonably short-lived. 1.5m
*Fitzroy Falls.  Polyantha seedling from Mignonette discovered in our garden. Small, semi-double. Pure white, flushed pink in autumn. To 1m. New release for 2016.
Fruhlingsgold#. Large, almost single; primrose yellow, ageing paler. Fragrant. 2.5m+
*Gay Vista. (o/r) Small, single, pink with white eye. In clusters. 1.3m x 2m  
Geranium#  (hy. moyesii) Small to medium, single, bright red, with heavily pollinated stamens and superb flagon-shaped hips. 2m+
*Honeyflow. Same as Carabella (above), but flowers have smaller, paler pink edge. 1.8m
Lavender Lassie (o/r) Medium, double, lilac pink, in large clusters. Vigorous. 2m+
*Mrs. R M Finch. Medium, double, cupped. Pale pink. Often incorrectly confused with, sold or grown as Alister Clark’s ‘Australia Felix’, which it most definitely is not. 1.5m  
Nevada. Large, single; white, sometimes with traces of pink. 2.5m
Penelope. Large, semi-double; pale apricot pink, ageing white. Musk scent. 1.5m
Raubritter# Medium to large, double, very cupped. Rose pink. 1.5m x 2m+
*Robin Hood. Small, semi-single, light red, in huge clusters. 1.5m x 2m
Sadlers Wells. Medium, semi-single, silvery pink, edged cherry red. 1.8m   
*Spring Song. (o/r) Small, double, cupped, deep rose pink. Good clusters. 1.3 x 2m
Thisbe. Medium, rosette-shaped, semi-double blooms in a soft, buttery moonlight yellow. Strong musk fragrance. 1.8m    
Trier. (o/r) Small, double, soft peachy yellow, fading to white. Large clusters. Fragrant. 1.8m
Vanity. Medium, single, rose pink. Large clusters. Fragrant. Very vigorous. 1.8m x 2.5m
*Wilhelm (syn. Skyrocket). Medium, semi-double, dark red. 1.6m

Wintoniensis. #(hybrid moyesii). Small, single. Soft rosy pink. 2m.

 

 

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