Rosa Canina

Wild roses such as Rosa Canina (the dog rose) are perhaps a little plain to look at, compared to their modern cousins. Generally smaller single flowers in various shades of pink, they have one outstanding feature. The attractive red hips produced in the fall. I think that the name dog rose comes from an old belief that the rose … Read moreRosa Canina

Nearly Wild

The Nearly Wild rose is an extremely hardy and strong growing pink floribunda, although you could be forgiven for mistaking it for one of the species roses you see growing in meadows and hedgerows. This pink Floribunda was first bred in 1941 by Brownell. Parentage is Dr W Van Fleet x Leuchstern.  Because of the … Read moreNearly Wild

Queen Elizabeth Rose

The Queen Elizabeth rose is a beautiful pink grandiflora. The rose was hybridized by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts back in 1954, shortly after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The work of Dr. Lammets is widely held to be the main reason for the creation of the Grandiflora class of roses. This enchanting flower has achieved much recognition … Read moreQueen Elizabeth Rose

Rugosa

Wild Roses: Rugosa The Rugosa rose, also known as Japanese rose and Ramanas rose. This beautiful flowering shrub is native to Asia and was first seen in China, Japan and Korea where it grows along the coastline in sandy soiled areas. The name ‘Rugosa’ rose actually comes from the Japanese word ‘Hamans’ which means ‘shore pear’, due to its prickly bush … Read moreRugosa