Living Rose inventory, ‘The Shambles” Montville 2022, Kyleigh and Michael Simpson.
ROR = Renamed Old Rose for study purposes
Old roses, grown almost exclusively from cutting form the basis of our collection. Most are Tea or China type roses but there is always room for more modern and Australian Roses. We have acquired some reliable modern roses which survive in our unfavourable climate and conditions.
Many of the roses listed are well established and flower freely. Some are less successful, due to reduced disease resistance in our humid climate and reduced sunlight in some areas of our shady garden. There is no irrigation system. Supplemental feeding with Sulphate of potash and Epsom salts together with organic material does benefit our roses. Limited and judicious pruning is done as they do not always survive aggressive pruning in our warm climate. Unfortunately a heavy prune in July 2015 set them back considerably, but almost all are recovering with many new cuttings planted in 2016,2017 and more in 2018
THE SHAMBLES ROSE purchased as PINK CASCADE (TEA,MODERN,SEMIDOUBLE, Repeat flowering from CUTTING) This is not the miniature, by Moore USA. Seems robust, disease resistance and has beautiful short lasting deep pink single to semi-double flowers. Low maintenance. From Mapleton Hardware, Bred at a nursery on Mt Tambourine?, parentage unknown, very good rose.looking very much like a China rose. Front Path Garden, South and North Rose gardens.
“ALLY’S ROSE” R.O.R. Rosa Polyantha Hybrid. Single repeat flowering in pink with white throat. This rose is not unlike BALLERINA in flower but has more compact habit. Bred at Buderim by John Skilbeck Front Path garden, South Rose garden, Central Lawn and Borders, North Rose Garden, Central Shrub garden
BABE (POLYANTHA,SEMI-DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting) Seems to be quite reliable. Not in a good spot and disease resistance moderate. Doesn’t seem to flower as readily as tea and china roses. Moderate maintenance poor health. Hazelwood, Australia, 1935 North Lawn Border garden/pool fence Lost 2017 to be replaced
BALLERINA (Multiflora hybrid, single, grafted). Low growing shrub,high maintenance and few flowers in our climate. Bentall, UK, 1937 South Rose garden LOST 2019 to be replaced
BEAUTY OF GLENHURST (MODERN SINGLE, Repeat flowering from cutting) Very vigorous, strong, repeat single flowers without perfume. Very attractive colour. Very rewarding and low maintenance. This rose was introduced by Trevor Nottle in 1985 and grown by June and Brian Morley at Gummeracha in SA. It was discovered in a batch of seedlings from the ‘Monthly Rose’ (sometimes known as ‘Old Blush’). It was raised from seed collected in 1979 and grown in 1980. Morley, Australia, 1979 South Rose garden, North Rose Garden
BEAUTY OF ROSEMAUR Bred by Dr. Walter Van Fleet (United States, 1903). Introduced in United States by Conard & Jones in 1904 as ‘Beauty of Rosemawr’. China / Bengale, Tea. Carmine-pink, yellow shading, cream veining. Moderate fragrance. Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Magnolia garden
BLOOMFIELD ABUNDANCE syn SPRAY CECILE BRUNNER (RAMBLER,DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cuttings)A successful tall growing rose in that the button hole roses are best appreciated when first opening. Disease free and low maintenance. Thomas USA 1920 Front Path Garden, 1 specimen North Rose garden
BLUSHING KNOCKOUT The Knockout Blushing rose was first bred in 2005 by William Radler and offered by Conard-Pyle Co. William Radler created the amazing line of Knockout roses which are known the world over for their hardiness, beautiful blooms, and high resistance to diseases. This particular Knockout rose is actually a sport of the Radrazz rose which was found by the Yoder Brothers out of Pennsylvania. Stone wall and opposite Magnolia Garden
CLAIR MATIN (HYBRID MUSK,SEMI-DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting)Reliable tall growing shrub or climber. We have seen beautiful flowering. Seems to be a strong and low maintenance rose. Meilland,France,1960 South Rose Garden
DOROTHY PERKINS Light pink Hybrid Wichurana. Climber Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as ‘Dorothy Perkins’.Salmon-pink, ages to darker . Mild fragrance. in large clusters, flat bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom. Jackson & Perkins (United States, 1901). North Rose Garden Trellis
DUCHESSE DE BRABANT syn COMTESSE DE LABARTHE (Tea, DOUBLE Repeat flowering all from cuttings) An excellent rose in South East Queensland. Disease free, flowers freely summer and winter, highly perfumed and tolerant of shade. Strikes easily from cutting. Very low maintenance. Bernede, France 1857 In most of our rose gardens and Montville Uniting Church gardens.
ELMSHORN (MODERN ,SEMI-DOUBLE Repeats occasional cutting) long thorny canes on a very vigorous plant with moderate disease resistance. very pretty flower clusters, no perfume. moderate maintenance. Kordes, Germany, 1951 South Rose garden trellises
FIRESTAR Orange-pink Floribunda Hybrid Tea, grafted. Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, before 2006). Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2010 as ‘Easy Does It’. Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2010 as ‘Easy Does It’. Flowers mango orange suffusing to pink. Mild, moderate, fruity fragrance. up to 30 petals. cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, open, ruffled, scalloped bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Harkness (United Kingdom, before 2006). Fenced Rose Garden.
FREIHERR VON MARSCHALL.(Rose given to us as this name) (TEA,DOUBLE from cutting) A reliable disease free rose with beautiful full pink blooms. Low maintenance. Lambert,Germany, 1903 South Rose Garden (identity is challenged!) LOST 2019 to be replaced
FRUITY PARFUMA Floribunda rose dark Rose-pink. Strong, fruity, raspberry, spice fragrance. Average diameter 2.25″. Medium, double (17-25 petals), globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 2005). Dedicated to Marie-José Degas of the winery Château Degas and the garden “Moulin de la Souloire” in Saint-Germain-de-Puch, near Bordeaux, France. North Rose Garden
G. NABONNAND syn JEAN DUCHER (TEA, DOUBLE Repeat flowering grafted) This is one of the choice soft pink double roses in the garden and one of our few grafted roses left. Delicious perfume, Tall, freely flowering and Low maintenance. Nabbonand, France, 1874 Two in South Rose garden. One from cutting Front path Garden.
HERITAGE (ENGLISH ROSE,DOUBLE Rspeat flowering grafted)A beautiful flower and a reasonably sturdy shrub. Moderate disease resistance. Humid weather does cause some foliage disease. High Maintenance. Austin, UK, 1984 1 poor specimen North Rose garden
LA MARNE (NOISETTE, DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting) Flowers are small and quite beautiful small, double crimson colour. Pink blend Polyantha Bred by Barbier Frères & Compagnie (France, 1915). Front Path garden,
LAURE DAVOUST (MULTIFLORA HYBRID, DOUBLE CLIMBER) Once (spring or summer) flowering pink climber with a subtle perfume. Laffay, France 1834 Trellis South Rose Garden.
LIONELS DOUBLE PINK CHINA R.O.R. A seedling, ours a cutting from the original from Woodford. with Double pink scented blooms resembling the Tea rose Comtesse de Labarthe except that blooms are held upright without the Tea rose “weak neck”. “Lionel’s Pink China rose” a seedling Lionel Chitts says he bred from “Cecile Brunner’. Growing strongly at Leonie Kearneys garden at Samsonvale. Lionel Chitts Woodford Australia Front Path Garden
MME BERKELEY (TEA,DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting) Strong reliable free flowering shrub. Flowers are smaller, at times, but beautiful. Very low maintenance. Bernaix,France 1899 1 specimen Fenced Rose Garden, LOST 2018 To be replaced
MME LAMBARD. (TEA,DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cuttings) An excellent, tall sturdy and disease free rose. The mid-pink double flowers have a sturdier neck than Comptesse de Labarthe. Low maintenance. Lacharme, France, 1864 1 specimen North Lawn border garden
MONSIEUR TILLIER (TEA,DOUBLE Repeat flowering both grafted and from cuttings.)A lovely healthy rewarding rose, disease resistance moderate to good, low maintenance, interesting flower form and colour. Bernaix, France, 1891 Fenced Rose garden, South Rose Garden
MRS ALTONS ROSE Polyantha from cutting Deep pink rose in clusters to about 50cm high. From Leonie Kearney Rosevale at Samsonvale. Alister Clark Australia 1940 Front path garden
MRS B R CANT Tea from cutting. Bred by Benjamin R. Cant & Sons (United Kingdom, 1901). Deep pink, lighter shading, silver(y) centre, tan undertones. Moderate fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, climbing. Blue-green foliage. Magnolia garden
MRS DUDLEY CROSS given to us as “MRS E.V.MARSH” Pink/Cream/double Tea from cutting) Roses may have more yellow than pink in them at times. Tall, vigorous 1 specimen Front Path garden William Paul and Son (after 1906) (United Kingdom, 1907). Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as ‘Mrs. Dudley Cross’. Front Path Garden, South Rose garden
OLD BLUSH CHINA (CHINA, SEMI-DOUBLE, REMONTANT from cutting) Tough and a little twiggy and unimpressive at times , but a reliable rose and very low maintenance. Flowers short lived and foliage sparse at times. Before 1750, China parent North Rose garden
PERL D’OR (Repeat flowering,NOISETTE, DOUBLE, CUTTING),strong specimen, beautiful, reliable, low maintenance. This is an exquisite garden rose, especially in bud. Rambau, France 1875 Fenced Rose garden, Front Path Garden
PINK BLUSH (polyantha) bunnings Hardware label. It looks like a pale pink multiflora hybrid marketed at Bunnings with a Flora select label North Rose garden
PINK DELIGHT (polyantha, Laxton, 1922) Polyantha. Seashell-pink, yellow stamens. Strong fragrance. Large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season). Laxton Bros. USA (1922). Ours may not be this rose. It looks like a darker pink multiflora hybrid marketed at Bunnings with a Flora select label.
PINK DRIFT groundcover or border, this low growing mound of stunning deep pink blossoms is a prolific bloomer throughout the season; highly disease resistant; France by the rose-breeder Alain Meilland, From Penny McKinlay May 2018 Front Path Garden
RENAE (SEMI DOUBLE, CLIMBING POLYANTHA), Repeat flowering climber Moore, USA, 1954 1 specimen South Rose garden, 1 specimen Fenced Rose Garden, Former Wisteria Trellis
ROSA MULTIFLORA Pink, (SPECIES, SINGLE Spring flowering, all from cutting) We have a number of these very strong, low maintenance specimens about which are quite lovely in flowering season when very established. Easy to grow, smaller leaves can be disease prone. Trellis back stairs, Driveway garden
PAPILLON Tea rose, medium sized semi double blooms that start from pointed buds opening to a melody of pink tones being richer pink petals in the middle having a yellow base fading to creamy pink to white on the outer petals. 1881 Gilbert Nabonnand. (“ ‘Papillon’ we have is probable a Tea Rose quite a tall grower and after the style of General Galleini and General Schablinke.” communication Leonie Kearney) 1 specimen Front Path garden
MRS ALTONS ROSE ROR Deep pink rose in clusters to about 50cm high. From Leonie Kearney Rosevale at Samsonvale Front path garden
SEDUCTION (From Cutting, Mackinlays Nursery Pittsworth) Beautiful semidouble Meilland, France 1988 1 specimen Central lawn and Borders
SUNNY SOUTH Hybrid Tea. Rose-pink, carmine-red shading. Strong fragrance. 15 to 20 petals. Large, single to semi-double, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Clarke Australia 1918. North Rose Garden (1) LOST 2020
SWEET LAGUNA Large-Flowered Climber. Pink. Strong, fruity fragrance. Average diameter 4″. Very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. sport of Laguna ® (Large Flowered Climber, Kordes 1994) Discovered by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 2010). Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes’ Söhne (Retail) in 2013 as ‘Sweet Laguna’. Old Wisteria arch, Front gate
TEN THOUSAND LIGHTS Rosa chinenesis. It superficially resembles Rosa X odorata ‘Pallida’ (a.k.a. ‘Old Blush’) but has deeper red on the petal edges; a few more petals, a more complex, fruity perfume; rounder hips; but is no less healthy. A Chinese garden hybrid. Resembles our THE SHAMBLES ROSE above. Central lawn and borders, Magnolia Garden, Fenced Rose Garden
TRIOMPHE DU LUXEMBOURG acquired by us as this name (TEA ROSE, FROM CUTTING, Repeat flowering) Double pink flowers, needs support, a beautiful rose. Hardy, France,1835 1 specimen South Rose garden
THE FAIRY (POLYANTHA,DOUBLE Repeat flowering transplant from old garden) Otherwise known here as “CARAMEL SWIRL” after a former pet mouse buried thereunder. Hardy, flowers freely but foliage is disease prone. Moderate maintenance, low growing and thorny, needs frequent foliage care. Bentall,UK,1932 2 specimens Front path garden
THE STRAW ROSE ( Modern Quite Miniature) From cutting Tiny flower clusters of pink with white 1 specimen Front path garden, 1 in Central lawn borders
UNCLE TOM R.O.R. resembles PARADE (MODERN ARCHING SHRUB, Repeat flowering, from cutting) Established very strongly with no evidence of foliage disease. This may be a beautiful double pink climber Breeding of Parade is .Boener,USA, 1953 1 specimen Front Path garden
VICTORIA PRIDE Bred by Rob Lassig (Australia, 2004). Introduced in Australia by Trewallyn Nursery in 2004 as ‘Victoria’s Pride’.Polyantha, Shrub. Pink blend. Dark pink center, outer petals fade lighter , loose bloom. 5 to 15 petals. Average diameter 2″. Double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Thornless (or almost). Magnolia garden
YESTERDAY (POLYANTHA, SINGLE Repeat flowering cutting) Long thorny canes make this a bit harder to accommodate. strong reliable, pretty single bright pink flowers in clusters. moderate maintenance in maintaining a shape.Harkness,UK,1974 1 specimen Front Path garden
ZEPHIRINE DROUHIN, (DOUBLE CLIMBER, GRAFTED) Thornless canes on a very vigorous climbing rose with delightful double crimson flowers. Fantastic size and flowering after being transplanted to our pool fence 2009. Bizot France,1868 Pool Fence 1 specimen Central lawn Borders
UNIDENTIFIED PINK No. 1. Tall tea rose shrub small pointed leaved, double pink flowers with reflexed petals, weak neck. 1 specimen near Gate House
UNIDENTIFIED PINK No 3. Low shrub, miniature. Tiny very double pink/mauve flowers. Moderate only disease resistance Fenced Rose garden
BLOOMFIELD COURAGE (RED RAMBLER,SINGLE SPRING all from cuttings) Once flowering and disease prone in a quite shaded position. moderate maintenance so far, spring flowers are attractive .Thomas, USA 1925 North East Border, 1 specimen Trellis South Rose garden.
CAMNETHAN HOUSE CHERRY RED TEA ROSE R.O.R. Foundling from Camnethan House, Smeaton VIC. Tea. Cherry red, turning crimson–blue. From cutting, acquired from Leonie Kearney. Front Path Garden
CRAMOISI SUPERIEUR (CHINA,DOUBLE REMONTANT all from cutting) Healthy, low growing, sparse foliage and twiggy. very low maintence, lovely small double crimson flowers reliably through the season. Coquereau, France 1832 2 specimens front path Garden, 1 specimen South Rose garden, 1 specimen North Rose Garden
DOUBLE KNOCK OUT . Cuttings grown Shrub Rose. This rose is much like the original ‘Knock Out’, but with a higher petal count (approx. 30-35 petals). The flowers are a very similar shade of glowing cherry red, the disease resistance is just as good. From Penny McKinlay 2018 William J. Radler, 1999, USA 2 specimens North Rose garden and front path
EDITOR STEWART Hybrid Tea. Deep cherry red. Stamens showing, petals developing a wave with age, bronze-red young foliage. Long stem. None to mild fragrance. Large, semi-double. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Clarke Australia 1939 North Rose Garden (1)
FABVIER (CHINA? SEMI-DOUBLE ,occasional repeat flower cutting). small, somewhat twiggy shrub, healthy, low maintenance. interesting small semi-double blooms with a central streak of white. Early references list ‘Fabvier’ both as a China and as a once-blooming Hybrid China. The found rose “Martha Gonzales” was identified to be ‘Fabvier’ . Jean Laffay France, before 1829. 1 specimen Front Path garden
FRAGRANT CLOUD (Hybrid Tea Rose grafted) fragrant glowing orange red flowers throughout the warmer months. From Glennis Gray. Central Lawn borders Rosen Tantau, Germany 1965
GENERAL GALLIENI (TEA,DOUBLE Repeat flowering grafted) A lovely strong rose with low disease risk, low maintenance and very interesting polychrome red flowers. We will try to source a cuttings grown specimen as our 1 specimen South Rose garden, has a Staghorn (Platycerium) Fern on its trunk. Nabonnand, 1899 France 2 x from cutting Central lawn borders.
GLOIRE DES ROSOMANES (RAGGED ROBIN) (SINGLE CRIMSON, REMONTANT from cutting) Vigorous low maintenance shrub with healthy foliage. very interesting flowers and colour. Introduced in France by Jean-Pierre Vibert in before 1836 as ‘Gloire des Rosomanes’. Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as ‘Gloire des Rosomanes’. China / Bengale, Hybrid Bourbon. Plantier France, 1825. 1 specimen Front Path garden
GRANDMA FREDERICKS ROSE R.O.R. ROR (Renamed Old Rose for study purposes) was found in a cemetery in South Australia..Tall growing, fully double pink to crimson flowers. From Cutting (“ ‘Grandma Fredericks Rose’ is a found rose from South Australia and is a great rose for our gardens. I bought it in South Australia from the Conference.” communication Leonie Kearney) 1 specimen Front Path Garden
HOME RUN From Cutting, Shrub Rose, Single Red repeat flowering. Proving to have great vigour and easily struck as cuttings. Tom Carruth USA 2001. Acquired from Penny Mackinlay april 2016. 3 specimens Front path Garden
HOT COCOA grafted rose. Rosa ‘Hot Cocoa’, is a floribunda rose cultivar bred by Tom Carruth in 2002 and introduced into the United States by Weeks Roses Growers in 2003. The rose was named an All-America Rose Selections winner in 2003. Hot Cocoa is outstandingly disease resistant with glossy, glossy foliage which adds to its eclectic beauty. The bush habit is rather upright. Early in the season, the buds can be quite orange on the outer petals however, the surprise is when the bud opens, the petals are distinctly brown and then as they age, they turn are dusky, muddy mauve USA Present from Denise and John Front Path Garden
KNOCK OUT The bloom cycle produces rich cherry red/hot pink blooms that will continue until the first hard frost. From Penny McKinlay 2018 Black spot resistant, drought tolerant and self-cleaning, Bred by William J. Radler, USA, 1988. 1 in Front Path Garden
LOUIS XIV (DEEP RED TEA,DOUBLE REMONTANT from cutting) Frail, small ,but healthy rose. Exquisite deep red/black blooms. moderate/low maintenance. Guillot, France 1859 Front path garden LOST 2016 Must be replaced
RED CASCADE (MINIATURE, DOUBLE, from cutting), Beautiful clusters of perfect red miniature roses on a low scrambling or climbing bush. 1 specimen North Rose garden LOST 2020
RED POLYANTHA R.O.R. Low growing, crimson to red semi-double flowers. From cutting. (“Red Polyantha” is a really early polyantha rose and much confusion about its name. ‘Eutin’ and ‘Pacific Triumph’ are possible names. It has been around old gardens in Brisbane for the past 60 years or so. It is a great performer. Mine came from my Grandmothers garden at Mt Mee.” communication Leonie Kearney). 1 specimen Front Path Garden, 1 Central lawn border LOST 2022
RESTLESS (ALISTER CLARK,DOUBLE RED,REMONTANT all from cuttings) Lovely healthy, low maintenance shrub, reliable double red blooms. Our specimen just survived the 2019 drought Clark, Australia, 1938 1 specimen North Rose Garden, LOST to be replaced
ROSA CHINENSIS SEMPREVERENS (CHINA, DOUBLE, RECURRENT from cutting. Acquired in 2012 . Low vigour so far, One on trial in Front Path Garden
HUGO ROLLER (TEA,DOUBLE Repeat flowering grafted) 2 strong grafted specimens from Penny McKinley at Pittsworth are establishing slowly with perennials competition and flowering well. Flowers are Lemon-yellow, crimson outer petals. Paul UK 1906 2 specimens front path garden
LAUREN EMMA R.O.R. (CLIMBING TEA, Climber from cutting Kate Stock.) Resembles “Souvenir de Mme Leonie Vienott”. Vigorous. South Rose garden over covered gate
MARIE VAN HOUTTE (TEA, DOUBLE, Repeat flowering,cutting) Lovely strong rose, the very double tea roses have very weak stems. Ducher, France, 1871 1 specimen North Rose garden
MRS DUDLEY CROSS (TEA,DOUBLE Repeat flowering grafted & cutting) A beautiful thornless rose dominates our driveway entrance, moderate disease resistance and maintenance. Beautiful flowers make it worthwhile. Paul UK 1907 Two specimens South Rose garden, Front Path garden
MUTABILIS (CHINA,SINGLE Repeat flowering 2 grafted, 4 from cutting) Very interesting rose of outstanding vigour, disease resistance and is low maintenance, but for the need to reduce overabundant growth. The single flowers of yellow/pink/apricot on the one shrub at the same time. introduced before 1894. Another name is ‘Tipo Ideale’. This is a graceful rose, which can form a large spreading bush. The blooms are butterfly-like and borne in masses. It will bear masses of single roses in shades of yellow, buff and crimson. It is a versatile and healthy plant worthy of placement in most gardens. It is probably an old Chinese garden hybrid with mysterious origins. South Rose garden, North Rose garden. Central Lawn and borders
ROSETTE DELIZY (TEA, DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting) A rose with fabulous health and very low maintenance. Interesting freely bourne double blooms in pink and cream. Flowers are yellow, carmine-pink edges, apricot highlights. Tea fragrance. One of our best and easiest to grow Nabonnand, France, 1922 1 specimen Fenced Rose garden, 1 specimen North Rose gardens. 1 specimen South Rose Garden near hedge.
SOUVENIR DE MADAME LEONIE VIENOTT. (TEA DOUBLE CLIMBER from cutting) Vigorous seemingly healthy and low maintenance climber. Fabulous flowers. Bernaix, France, 1898 North Rose garden trellis, South Rose garden trellis.
APRICOT-YELLOW BLEND ROSES
ARETHUSA (CHINA, DOUBLE Occasional repeat flowering from cutting) low maintenance, beautiful flowers in bud and when developed on a shrub which resembles Perl D’Or .Paul, UK, 1903 1 specimen persisting in Fenced Rose garden, which is very shady in winter
BUFF BEAUTY (Hybrid Musk, DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting) A robust rose with strong canes and exceptional flowers. Moderate disease resistance and higher maintenance due to management required to long canes and foliage disease. worthwhile. Bentall, UK, 1939 1 specimen Central Lawn Borders/Pool Fence
COMTESSE RIZA DU PARC Tea Rose Pink, carmine, copper undertones, yellow undertones. Strong fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Schwartz France 1876 South Rose Garden
CREPUSCULE (NOISETTE,DOUBLE Repeat flowering 1 grafted, An outstanding vigorous rose with moderate to good disease resistance and low maintenance. Very eye catching flower form and bright apricot colour in our garden. Dubreuil, France, 1904 1 specimen South Rose garden
DR GRILL Tea. Copper, center, salmon-pink highlights, pink reverse, ages to pink . Tea fragrance. Small to medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. From cutting A lovely rose with large, full creamy pink blooms lightly blushed with deeper pink towards the edges. The blooms are silken with a tight petalled high centre and a delicious perfume. Dr Grill, like most Teas will bloom right into winter. It grows into a tall handsome shrub. France 1884. South Rose Garden
JUDE THE OBSCURE (Modern Shrub, grafted) A very free-flowering rose, bearing very large, incurved, chalice-shaped flowers. The petals are medium yellow on the inside and pale yellow on the outside. Its outstanding fragrance is extremely strong with a delicious fruity note reminiscent of guava and sweet white wine. It forms an upright shrub, with bushy growth and light green leaves. David Austin, UK 1995. South Rose Garden
“KAYS APRICOT CHINA” (ROR, CHINA CUTTING from Kate Stock) Double Apricot almost certainly “Perl D’Or. Front Path garden slow to establish but doing well in 2018.
PAUL BOCUSE (MODERN, GRAFTED, DOUBLE, Repeat flowering) A gift from Ruth and Tom Moroney. Seems to throw long canes and is quite vigourous. Massad/Guillot France 1992 South Rose garden
SAFRANO (TEA, DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cuttings) A reliable rose of tall strong growth. Low maintenance, beautiful if somewhat small flowers freely bourne. Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as ‘Safrano’. Beauregard, France, 1839 2 specimens North Rose garden, 1 in South Rose Garden
ISABELLA SPUNT (TEA, DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting) Beautiful pale, lemon yellow colour double tea rose on a vigorous shrub. Isabella Sprunt Discovered by Rev. James M. Sprunt (United States, 1855). Introduced in United States by Isaac Buchanan in 1865 as ‘Isabella Sprunt’. Introduced in Belgium by Verschaffelt in 1867 as ‘Isabella Sprunt’. Strong fragrance. Large, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form but not long lasting. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Sport of Safrano, USA 1855. 1 specimen Front Path garden, 1 in South Rose Garden
GRAHAM THOMAS (ENGLISH ROSE,DOUBLE Repeat flowering 1 grafted and 2 from Cutting Mackinlays Nursery) Strong shrub moderate disease resistance and maintenance. Beautiful butter yellow double flowers. Austin, UK, 1983 3 specimens Central lawn Borders
LADY HILLINGDON (TEA, DOUBLE, from cutting Mackinlays Nursery Pittsworth) A less vigorous Tea rose in our climate . Lowe and Shawyer UK 1910. Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1911 as ‘Lady Hillingdon’. 1 specimen Central Lawn and Border Garden
PEACE 1902 (double yellow, Tea , repeat flowering, from cutting), A beautiful vigorous double tea rose bred from cutting. Originally bred to commemorate the end of the Boer War. Piper, UK, 1902 1 specimen Central lawn Borders, 1 specimen South Rose garden, I specimen near back stairs, 1 specimen Front Path garden
PERLE DES JARDINS (TEA, DOUBLE, Repeat flowering from cutting by Kate Stock) Very vigorous, double yellow flowers on a strong shrub. but prone to balling up in wet weather. Levet, France 1874 1 specimen Front Path garden
PERLE DE JARDINS # 2 (as named by Kate Stock who grew the cutting) possibly ETOILE DE LYON Guillot, France 1876 (TEA, DOUBLE, Repeat flowering from cutting by Kate Stock) This is probably PERLE DES JARDINS really as the specimen looks across the path at this rose and look much the same to me. 1 specimen front Path garden
ROSA BANKSIAE LUTEA (SPECIES, SPRING FLOWERING, from cutting). This reliable rose was planted as a present from Kay and Earl Simpson and has flowered reliably for many years with small double yellow tresses of blooms. East Border gardens, Rose Arch south rose garden
SUNNY KNOCKOUT (Floribunda, grafted Repeat flowering) Fragrant, bright yellow flowers mature to a cream color and are produced continuously and profusely. Extraordinary resistance to common rust, mildew and black spot foliage diseases. This rose from Will Radler is one of the fragrant members of the family, Radler, USA 2008. Fenced Rose Garden
UNKNOWN YELLOW (MODERN DOUBLE Repeat flowering TRANSPLANTS AND CUTTINGS) Whatever these specimens are they have reliable disease free foliage and quite beautiful double yellow blooms with a form resembling a modern shrub ?”Gold Bunny”. Disease free and low maintenance. One specimen Front Path garden
ADÉLAÏDE D’ORLÉANS Rambling Rose from Penny McKinlay 2018 One of the most beautiful rambling roses. Produces great quantities of creamy white, semi-double blooms, which hang elegantly in dainty sprays. Almost evergreen. Very healthy. Ideal for shade Bred by Antoine Jacques in France 1826. Trellis Central Shrub Garden
AIMEE VIBERT (NOISETTE, DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting) Establishing very easily, low disease and low maintenance, beautiful white flower clusters. Vibert, France, 1828 Trellis Central Shrub Garden
ALBA MEIDELAND White, near white or white blend Shrub. ( Meideland France, 1986). Old Wisteria Trellis
COUSIN ESSIE (MODERN AUST, Bred by Myrtle Robertson (Australia, 1973). Introduced in Australia by Honeysuckle Cottage Nursery in 1988 as ‘Cousin Essie’. DOUBLE REMONTANT cuttings grown from Pittsworth) Vigorous and disease free seedling of Honeyflow. Low maintenance. One specimen North Rose garden LOST 2021 WET WEATHER
HONEYFLOW Floribunda. White edged pink. Strong, honey fragrance. Single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Height of up to 4′ (up to 120 cm).Reithmuller, Australia 1957 North Rose garden LOST 2021 WET WEATHER
MARGARET MERRIL white floribunda from cutting sometimes single and sometimes clusters of double pure white flowers. Harkness, UK, 1977 North Rose Garden (1)
.MME JOSEPH SCHWARTZ (TEA,DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cuttings) A favourite roses, moderate vigour but low maintenance and repeat flowering with lovely perfume. In our area known as the white Montville Rose. Schwartz, France 1880 North 2 specimens front Path garden
MOONLIGHT (MODERN DOUBLE Repeat flowering all from cuttings) Vigorous and disease free. Cuttings establish easily and seems to tolerate shade. Low maintenance, flower frequency only moderate. Poor vigour and disease resistance. Pemberton UK 1913 4 specimens west of Driveway Front Embankment
PROSPERITY (HYBRID MUSK,DOUBLE Repeat flowering all from cuttings) A vigorous and beautiful white rose but canes grow long and disease resistance is low to moderate so maintenance is an issue. Pemberton UK, 1919 Fenced Rose garden, Front Path Garden, North Rose Arch (3)
ROSA BANKSIAE NORMALIS ALBA, (Single White) Lady Banks’ rose, Banks’ rose, The rose is named for Lady Banks, the wife of the botanist Sir Joseph Banks. It is a species of spring flowering, native to central and western China, in the provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Sichuan and Yunnan, at altitudes of 500–2,200 m. The species was introduced to Europe by William Kerr, who had been sent on a plant-hunting expedition by Sir Joseph Banks. He bought the first Lady Banks’ Rose, subsequently named the white Lady Banks (R. banksiae var. banksiae) from the famous Fa Tee nursery in 1807. Ornamental Trellis Front Path Garden
ROSA LAEVIGATA (SPECIES, SINGLE SPRING cuttings from Toowoomba) Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as ‘Rosa sinica Ait. synonym’. The single white flowers are magnificent. Tough and low disease, low maintenance. Because of its reputation as a thorny a handful has been moved to a remote spot where there are trees it may take over one specimen near SW corner Tank and one specimen on trellis concrete tank next to driveway
ROSA PRICEI (Taiwan Rose) small delicate pinnate leaves with masses of large clusters of white fragrant flowers up to 50 per cluster. vigorous climber that is very heat tolerant and almost pest free. does not get any black spots. This is possibly the only climbing rose that will give you full bloom in subtropical and tropical climate South Rose Garden Trellis
ROSA MULTIFLORA Tiny single white flowers from cuttings, A rose at “Banksia Cottage” Toowoomba South Rose garden, South Rose garden trellis.
SALLY HOLMES White single hardy vigorous Shrub rose grows into a well branched, large bush reaching 1.5m tall x 2m wide and has glossy vibrant green foliage on strong arching canes and only a few prickles Robert Holmes, in the United Kingdom in 1976. North Rose Garden (1)
THE ALLIES or perhaps OUR ALLIES, (POLYANTHA, DOUBLE cuttings, Repeat flowering) Low growing shrub, small leaves with red margins. Clusters of globular pale pink buds open to beautiful double flower white in centre, pink or mauve guard petals. Sometimes double pink “The Allies” Heers, (Manly Queensland) Australia 1930. “Our Allies” W J Matthews, Queensland 1915 Front Path Garden, Gatehouse.
VIRIDIFLORA White, near white or white blend China. Green sepals no fragrance. cluster-flowered, in large clusters, rosette bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Discovered by John Smith (United States, circa 1827). Introduced in France by Guillot/Roseraies Pierre Guillot in 1855 as ‘Rosa viridiflora’. Introduced in Australia by H. Kemp in 1909 as ‘Viridiflora’. Most Rosarians agree that Rosa chinensis viridiflora first appeared during the mid 18th century, perhaps as early as 1743. It is believed that she originated in China as Rosa chinensis viridiflora is seen in some old Chinese paintings. At one time, it was forbidden for anyone outside of the Forbidden City to grow this rose. It was literally the sole property of the emperors. In 1856 the United Kingdom Company, known as Bembridge & Harrison, offered this truly special rose for sale. This special rose is unique also in that it is what is known as asexual. It does not make pollen or set hips; therefore, it cannot be used in hybridizing. Fenced Rose Garden
WHITE MEIDELAND White, near white or white blend Shrub. (France, 1987) South Rose Garden
BLUE FOR YOU Bred by Peter J. James (United Kingdom, 2001).Introduced in United Kingdom by Warner’s Roses in 2007 as ‘Blue For You’. Floribunda. Lilac, lighter reverse, ages to blue. A true old purple, with a blush to white centre, None to mild, opinions vary fragrance. Average diameter 3.5″. Medium-large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Magnolia Garden
EYES FOR YOU Bred by Peter J. James (United Kingdom, 2004).Introduced in United Kingdom by C & K Jones in 2009 as ‘Eyes for You’. Introduced in France by André Eve/Roses Anciennes André Eve in 2013 as ‘Blue Eyes’.Floribunda, Hybrid Hulthemia persica. Lilac – pink, purple center. Mild to strong fragrance. Average diameter 4″. Medium to large, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, rounded. Height of up to 4′ 7″ (up to 140 cm). Width of up to 32″ (up to 80 cm). Magnolia garden
NARROW WATER (NOISETTE, DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting) Lovely mauve flower clusters, Good disease resistance and Low maintenance. Daisy Hill Nursery, Ireland, 1883 2 roses in South Rose garden
PROFESSEUR GANIVIAT syn. PRINCESSE DE SAGAN, (CHINA ? TEA, DOUBLE Repeat flowering from cutting) A beautiful rose of outstanding vigour and beautiful flower form and colour. Very low maintenance high disease resistance. Very worthwhile. Perrier France, 1890 1 specimen Front Path Garden, 1 specimen Front embankment, 1 in South Rose Garden
REINE DES VIOLETTES (DOUBLE MAUVE,from cutting) Usually a very stout rose, struggling to succeed in our often wet conditions. Millet and Mallet France 1860 Weak Specimen in Front path garden
VEILCHENBLAU (RAMBLER, SINGLE in SPRING 1 from graft(Perrots), 1 from cutting Maleny) Good to moderate disease resistance, good vigour, low maintenance, The semi-double purple flowers are well worth the wait. Schmidt Germany, 1909 1 in South Rose garden Trellis, 1 Front Embankment.
VIOLETTE (Climber, Hybrid Multiflora, Semi-double, Spring flowering only) On a trellis adjacent to Veilchenblau but clearly different in colour. Reasonable vigour. South Rose trellis
“WARWICK ROSE” syn. ANNA DE DIESBACH (HYBRID PERPETUAL ,DOUBLE,FROM CUTTING Leonie Kearney) Deep pink double flowers Lacharme,France, 1858 Improving specimen on Front Path garden
STRIPED, PAINTED ROSES
CAMILLE PISSARRO (MODERN DELBARD) grafted Floribunda The bushy, upright rose ‘Camille Pissarro’ forms a compact shrub. The tuft-like arranged flowers are formed from 17 to 25 slightly outwardly curved petals.. They form a large, loosely double flower. . The flower colors of the rose variety range from a dark red, through pink in all shades , orange, yellow to white, showing in stripes and speckles. The rose variety has large, medium to dark green, glossy leaves.Delbard, France 1996 Facing driveway back stairs
HENRI MATISSE (MODERN DELBARD) grafted Floribunda, Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea. Pink and white, stripes. Mild, raspberry, rose fragrance. Very double, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Delbard, France 1994 Facing driveway back stairs
MAURICE UTRILLO (MODERN DELBARD, grafted),beautiful Red and white striped flowers with yellow center and accents, Recurrent flowering disease prone no matter what they say. Good disease resistance and vigour in our climate. Delbard France, 2004. One specimen Front Path garden, One specimen Near back Stairs
SCENTIMENTAL (MODERN SHRUB) grafted is a red and white striped Floribunda rose, created by Tom Carruth in 1996. The rose was named an All-America Rose Selections winner in 1997. 2 specimens establishing slowly in our front path gardens
TIGER (MODERN SHRUB, DELBARD) Red and Cream striped flowers and hopefully disease resistance. from Brindabella nursery Toowoomba, gift from Chris Donlen, One Specimen Central lawn and borders
ROSES LOST 2015-2018 TO BE REPLACED
COMTESSE DU CAYLA
MONICA OF OMEO R.O.R.
DAVIDS SINGLE RED CHINA R.O.R.
MRS OAKLEY FISHER