Summer flowering Old Roses are historic beauties, full of intensely fragrant blooms, that will flower around mid summer, generally during June/July in the UK. The sheer mass of bloom is often unsurpassed by repeat flowering varieties.  Many have been with us from ancient times but they reached their peak  around 1840. The colour palette ranges from white through shades of pink to lilac, purple and maroon. With their subtle hues and matt foliage the overall effect is one of calm and beauty. Their petals are ideal for making rose water or pot-pourri.

  

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    Amelia

    Damask Rose

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    Pale pink sweetly scented blooms. Ruffled petals surround a yellow eye. A tall shrub once established. Ideally grown in a mixed border. Summer flowering.  Size 1.5m x 1m.
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    Rosa davidii

    Species Rose

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    Small pink flowers with golden stamens in centre. One of the best wild roses to grow for hips, which are flaggon shaped in a reddish orange colour. Size: 1.5m x 1m
  • Kiftsgate Superior

    Rambling Rose

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    Huge sprays of pure white semi-double blooms. Smooth elongated leaves. A strong musky scent. Good resistance from disease. Starts flowering mid-summer. Strong growth so ideally trained for an arch or pergola. Size: 5m x 2m.
  • Conditorum

    Gallica Rose

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    Very fragrant,double blooms of cerise crimson. Opens slightly ruffled with a central boss of golden stamens. A vigorous tall shrub. Grown in Hungary for attar. Summer Flowering. Size:1.75m x 1.25m
  • Hippolyte a lovely Gallica Rose Hippolyte a Gallica Rose

    Hippolyte

    Gallica Rose

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    A Gallica hybrid of unknown origin. The very full blooms are rosettes with a button eye. They start dark violet but fade to mauve with a paler reverse. Light scent. Lax, arching, fairly thornless stems. Small dark leaves. Summer flowering. Size 2m x 2m.
  • Rosa richardii ‘The Holy Rose’

    Species Rose

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    a.k.a The Holy Rose or Rosa sancta. Pretty single soft rose pink blooms. Dark green foliage. Slightly procumbent habit. Summer flowering. Size: 1m x 1.2m.
  • Bellard

    Alba Rose

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    a.k.a Bellart, Bellert. Quartered blooms of blush pink rise above a green button eye. Strong growth with grey green foliage. Good fragrance. Summer flowering. Rare. Size: 1.2 x 1m.
  • Duchesse de Buccleugh

    Gallica Rose

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    Large, full, flat blooms with a button eye. Magenta pink tinted with purple and lavender.Paler reverse.Excellent foliage. Slender erect stems.Summer flowering only.Size: 1.2m x 1.2m. Year of introduction: 1837 Breeder: Vibert
  • James Mason - Autumn Hips James Mason - Red Gallica Rose

    James Mason

    Gallica Rose

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    A recent addition to the Gallicas, one of a few introduced during the 20th century. Large, flat, blooms of rich bright crimson with contrasting golden stamens. Sweet fragrance.Profuse summer flowering. Healthy, bushy growth. Size: 1.5m x 1.2m.

  • Rosa x coryana

    Species Rose

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    A hybrid of Rosa roxburghii and Rosa macrophylla. Strong growing shrub with reddish brown bark and stout canes which branch horizontally. Large blooms of deep pink with yellow stamens. Many heavily veined leaflets. Useful for wilder planting schemes. Flowers early summer. Size: 2.5m x 2m.
  • Rosa webbiana - A pink single species rose. Rosa webbiana - Pink Species Rose

    Rosa webbiana

    Species Rose

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    A graceful shrub bearing multitudes of single pink blooms with a circle of pale yellow stamens.The wood is plum coloured and the widely set leaflets are grey green. Small flagon shaped hips provide additional interest. Early summer flowering. Tolerant of most soils and situations. Size : 2m x 1.5m.

  • Rosa gallica

    Gallica Rose

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    The French Rose. Perhaps the most important ancestor of all our garden roses. Single pink blooms with prominent golden stamens. A freely suckering shrub. Light green foliage. Bristly stems. Scented. Summer flowering. Size:90cm x 90cm.
  • Belle Isis - Pink Gallica Rose Belle Isis - Pink Gallica Rose

    Belle Isis

    Gallica Rose

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    Perfect quartered blooms of pale pink with lighter edges. Strong myrrh fragrance. A tidy shrub with grey-green foliage. Good disease resistance. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 1.0m.
  • Duchesse d’Angoulême

    Gallica Rose

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    a.k.a. The Wax Rose. Highly perfumed blooms of blush pink with a deeper centre emerge from tightly scrolled buds. Tidy upright plant with good foliage. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 1.0m. Duchesse d'Angouleme )
  • Gloire de Guilan

    Damask Rose

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    Probably a very old variety. Nancy Lindsay found it in Iran where it was used for making attar. The clear pink, silky-textured blooms are quartered and folded. Fresh green foliage. Good on poor soils. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 1.2m.
  • Belle sans flatterie - Pink Gallica Rose Belle sans flatterie - Pink Gallica Rose

    Belle sans Flatterie

    Gallica Rose

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    Fully double quartered blooms, lilac pink on the edges with deeper pink centres. Dark green foliage. Grown by Empress Josephine at Malmaison but a rarely seen today. Summer flowering. Size: 1.2m x 1.0m.
  • Hebe’s Lip

    Damask Rose

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    a.k.a Rubrotincta Margined Hip. Scented semi-double white blooms with pink tinged edges in clusters. A tidy compact shrub with serrated mid green foliage. Summer flowering. Size 1.2m x 1.2m.
  • Tricolore de Flandre - Striped Gallica Rose Tricolore de flandre is a striped pink and white gallica rose.

    Tricolore de Flandre

    Gallica Rose

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    Very double flowers with intense striping of purple and pink on a white background.Pleasing perfume.Forms a tidy small shrub. Summer flowering. Size: 90cm x 90cm.
  • Botzaris

    Damask Rose

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    Creamy white flat quartered bloom in beautiful clusters. Strong sweetly scented. Forms a compacted shrub with dark green foliage. Summer flowering. Named after Marcos Botzaris, hero of Greek Independance 1790-1823. Size 1.2m x 1.2m.
  • Rosa woodsii ‘Fendleri’

    Species Rose

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    Eye catching mottled lilac-pink single flowers. Purple grey stems with an arching habit. Dark grey-green foliage. Good for hedging with globular red hips. Size: 1.6m x 1.6m.

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