On May rosebushes begin to bloom and alternate blooms until after the summer. If you are a rose lover, maybe you like to see some roses from my little collection of old and English roses. If not, maybe this small collection wakes up your interest for the beauty of classic roses.
Unknow, 1900 Centifolia. One of the best varieties of Centifolia for its fragrance and performance. Named after the great French artist, whose finest paintings were nearly all of flowers and whose favourite flower was the rose.
David Austin, 1992 English rose. A pure white rose of typical Old Rose character. Named for the Scottish home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne - royal residence since 1372 and the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth.
Variegata di Bologna
Massimiliano Lodi, 1909 Bourbon rose. The Bourbon roses were named after the island of Bourbon (now Reunion), where was discovered the first variety in 1817. From the seeds sent to Paris were distributed plants throughout France and then Europe, due to its intense perfume and its double flowering.
Described by Viscount Dunwich's in 1917 Rosa pimpinellifolia or Scott rose Wild rose with fern-like small leaves and many thorns. Delicate and charming little roses and scent.
Köenigin von Dänemarck
James Booth, 1816 Rosa alba. One of the finest of all the Old Rose. Queen of Denmark has no equal among the varieties of Rosa alba for the perfection of its blooms. The blooms are perfection, each and every one. Superbly scented. Particularly strong and delicious Old Rose scent.
David Austin, 1961 English rose Constance Spry is the very first of the English Roses introduced by David Austin, and has come to be seen as a landmark in modern rose breeding. The flowers have a most haunting fragrance which Mr. Austin describes as "Myrhh-like". Constance Spry was a famous British educator, florist and author in the mid-20th century.
David Austin, 1989 English rose. It is one of the finest English roses and the quintessence of the delicacy. Named after an Omani princess at the request of her family.
Kordes, 1958 Floribunda Iceberg, also known as Korbin, is one of the best Floribunda roses and is among the world's best known roses. Mostly pure white with a light, sweet fragrance.
Charles de Mills
Gallica, 1790 The largest flowered and most spectacular of the old roses. For some strange reason, the history of this magnificent rose has slipped completely into obscurity. The colour of 'Charles de Mills' is a typical gallica crimson.
Souvenir de la Malmaison
Jean Béluze, 1843 Bourbon. His breeder named it after the Château de Malmaison where Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763–1814) had created a magnificent rose garden. It is considered to be one of the very best of the surviving Bourbon roses we have, possessing a strange and distinct spicy/fruity scent.
Felicité et Perpetue
Antoine A. Jacques, 1927 Rosa sempervirens. This beautiful rose is certainly one of the best and most reliable of the ramblers. It owes its name to the two daughters of its creator, prenamed Perpetua and Felicitas. A. Jacques was the head gardener to Louis Phillipe, Duc d’ Orleans ( later the king of France) for many years and took care of his estates which included Chateau Neuilly.
David Austin, 1983 English rose It is one of the English roses most cultivated for its many virtues. It has a strong Old Rose, honey and almonds fragance and its incessant bright pink bloom is a spotlight in the garden. Named to mark the recovery of Henry VIII’s flagship from the Solent after more than 400 years.
David Austin,1987 English rose One of my faves, without doubt. This perfect flower in shades of porcelain pink has a special charm. The fragrance is very strong, an English Rose myrrh character with lemon and almond blossom. St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music and musicians.
David Austin English rose. Winner of countless awards, including the best scent, it is one of the finest yellow roses. Its cup-shaped flowers have over 100 petals neatly arranged. Named for Mr. Ulrich Meyer, after his wife Georgia, both of whom are well known media personalities in Germany
David Austin English rose One of the most fragrant roses that I have known. You can not pass by without receiving a breath of its precious scent. Its exquisite flowers have all the character of the Old roses and a splendid crimson velvet color.
Mme. Jules Gravereaux
Jules Gravereaux, 1901 Thea rose. Obtained in 1901 by Mr. Jules Gravereaux, a famous French rose breeder of the time, one of his most notorious achievements was to recreate the collection of roses of Josephine at the Malmaison. Very vigorous rose and spectacular blossom.
Pedro Dot, 1927 Hybrid Moyesii. Nevada is the Spanish word for snowy. It is a splendid white rose that no garden should be without. Its graceful arching branches are literally covered with flowers in early spring. It's considered one of the best-known semi-double shrub roses.
This rose, coming from oriental gardens, has given rise to some of the modern roses. Intense scent.
Bentall, 1937. Hybrid Musk Rose 'Ballerina' is a gardener's treasure. It is one of the most reliable, free and continuous flowering of all roses. It provides a charming and graceful air of country garden.
René Barbier, 1900 Modern rambler. Wichurana hybrid. A classic rose in all gardens. A very vigorous climber that can be found even wild. Its flowers cream, almost lemon in the center, stand out against its dark, glossy green foliage.
Marie Ducher, 1881 Polyantha A well-known rose of the grandmother garden. This tiny flower is exquisite in its form and in its delicate pale pink. It is as perfect as a Chinese porcelain. He entered the Hall of Fame of the Old Roses in 1988. I could not find out anything about Miss Cecile Brunner, which owes its name.