Living Rose inventory, ‘The Shambles” Montville 2018, Kyleigh and Michael Simpson.
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.
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, REMONTANT 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.
ALBERTINE (CLIMBER ,DOUBLE SPRING ONLY, grafted) Big thorny climber. One for the enthusiast really. Moderate disease resistance and high maintenance. Once a year the form and colour of buds and flowers are so lovely this rose is almost worthwhile. Barbier, France,1921 South Rose Garden trellises
“ALLY’S ROSE” R.O.R. Rosa Multiflora 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 REMONTANT 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
BALLERINA (Multiflora hybrid, single, grafted). Low growing shrub,high maintenance and few flowers in our climate. Bentall, UK, 1937 South Rose garden
BEAUTY OF GLENHURST (MODERN SINGLE, REMONTANT from cutting) Very vigorous, strong, repeat single flowers without perfume. Very attractive colour. Very rewarding and low maintenance. Morley, Australia, 1979 South Rose garden, North Rose Garden
BLOOMFIELD ABUNDANCE syn SPRAY CECILE BRUNNER (RAMBLER,DOUBLE REMONTANT 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
CLAIR MATIN (HYBRID MUSK,SEMI-DOUBLE REMONENT 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
DUCHESSE DE BRABANT syn COMTESSE DE LABARTHE (Tea, DOUBLE REMONTANT 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 REMONTANT 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
FREIHERR VON MARSCHALL.(Rose given to us as this name) (TEA,DOUBLE REMONTANT from cutting) A reliable disease free rose with beautiful full pink blooms. Low maintenance. Lambert,Germany, 1903 South Rose Garden (identity is challenged!)
G.NABONNAND syn JEAN DUCHER (TEA, DOUBLE REMONTANT 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 REMONTANT 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 REMONTANT 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 says he bred from “Cecile Brunner’. Growing strongly at Leonie Kearneys garden at Samsonvale. Front Path Garden
MME BERKELEY (TEA,DOUBLE REMONTANT 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,
MME LAMBARD. (TEA,DOUBLE REMONTANT 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 REMONTANT 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 B.R.CANT (TEA,DOUBLE REMONTANT, grafted) strong but untidy looking bush. The flowers are full and a beautiful deep pink. Moderate disease resistance and requires some maintenance. Cant,UK, 1901 Cuttings grown South Rose 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’. 1 specimen Front Path
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 (REMONTANT,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
RENAE (SEMI DOUBLE, CLIMBING POLYANTHA), Repeat flowering climber Moore, USA, 1954 1 specimen South Rose garden, 1 specimen Fenced Rose Garden
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
QUEENS ELIZABETH (Modern shrub, double , grafted) Struggles on as most of our grafted specimens do. Lammerts USA 1954 South Rose garden
SEDUCTION (From Cutting, Mackinlays Nursery Pittsworth) Beautiful semidouble Meilland, France 1988 1 specimen Central lawn and Borders
“STANS LAIDLEY ROSE” R.O.R. (POLYANTHA FROM CUTTING) Low growing shrub with beautiful small double pink flowers in clusters. North Rose garden
TRIOMPHE DU LUXEMBOURG acquired by us as this name (TEA ROSE, FROM CUTTING, REMONTANT) Double pink flowers, needs support, a beautiful rose. Hardy, France,1835 1 specimen South Rose garden
THE FAIRY (POLYANTHA,DOUBLE REMONTANT 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
UNCLE TOM R.O.R. resembles PARADE (MODERN ARCHING SHRUB, REMONENT, 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
YESTERDAY (POLYANTHA, SINGLE REMONTANT 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. ANNA OLIVIER 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
AVON Grafted Hybrid Tea. Dark red. Strong fragrance. 23 petals. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Thornless (or almost) Bred by Dr. Dennison H. Morey (United States, 1961). Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1964 as ‘Avon’. Really struggling 2018 Front Path 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, USA 2 specimens North Rose garden
FABVIER (CHINA? SEMI-DOUBLE ,REMONTANT 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
GENERAL GALLIENI (TEA,DOUBLE REMONTANT 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.
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. 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. 1 specimen 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, 1999. 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
MR LINCOLN CUTTINGS GROWN HYBRID TEA large fragrant deep red DOUBLE blooms flowering at the end of long stems Bred by Swim & Weeks, USA, 1964 this very tall growing rose to 1.8 metres. From Penny McKinlay 2018 2 specimens North Rose Garden
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
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
RESTLESS (ALISTER CLARK,DOUBLE RED,REMONTANT all from cuttings) Lovely healthy, low maintenance shrub, reliable double red blooms. Clark, Australia, 1938 1 specimen North Rose Garden,
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 REMONTANT 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. 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, REMONTANT,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 REMONTANT 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 REMONENT 2 grafted, 1 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. Before 1894, ?Chinese garden rose South Rose garden, North Rose garden. Central Lawn and borders
ROSETTE DELIZY (TEA, DOUBLE REMONTANT 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 tiny 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.
WILLIAM MORRIS (ENGLISH ROSE,DOUBLE REMONTANT grafted). A beautiful perhaps spectacular flower, but disease resistance is disappointing and maintenance is high in our humid area. Austin, UK North Rose garden, POOR SPECIMEN
APRICOT-YELLOW BLEND ROSES
ARETHUSA (CHINA, DOUBLE REMONTANT 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 (MODERN, DOUBLE REMONTANT 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
CREPUSCULE (NOISETTE,DOUBLE REMONTANT 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
“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, REMONTANT) 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 REMONTANT 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
ISABELLA SPUNT (TEA, DOUBLE REMONTANT 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
GRAHAM THOMAS (ENGLISH ROSE,DOUBLE REMONTANT 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 , remontant, 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, REMONTANT 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, REMONTANT 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
UNKNOWN YELLOW (MODERN DOUBLE REMONTANT 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 REMONTANT from cutting) Establishing very easily, low disease and low maintenance, beautiful white flower clusters. Vibert, France, 1828 Trellis Central Shrub Garden
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 South Rose garden
LAMARQUE syn GLENGALLON ROSE (NOISETTE, DOUBLE, REPEAT cutting from Glengallon Homestead on their Open day). Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as ‘Lamarque’. Vigorous free flowering semi-double open white flowers. Mareschal, France, 1830 Doing badly in Pool Yard, transplanted to Trellis, Central Shrub garden
MME ALFRED CARRIERE (NOISETTE, DOUBLE WHITE, REMONTANT, grafted). Beautiful apple green new foliage on this tall growing , climbing rose. On trial in a sunny but a little hostile area. Schwartz, France, 1879 Doing Poorly in Pool Yard. Lost 2017 on transplantation, to be replaced with cuttings grown specimen.
MME JOSEPH SCHWARTZ (TEA,DOUBLE REMONTANT 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 REMONTANT 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 REMONTANT 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
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 MULTIFLORA Tiny single white flowers from cuttings, A rose at “Banksia Cottage” Toowoomba Front Path garden, South Rose garden
THE ALLIES or perhaps OUR ALLIES, (POLYANTHA, DOUBLE cuttings, Remontant) 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.
NARROW WATER (NOISETTE, DOUBLE REMONTANT 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 REMONTANT 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
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
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
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 2015-2017 TO BE REPLACED
COMTESSE DU CAYLA
MONICA OF OMEO R.O.R.
DAVIDS SINGLE RED CHINA R.O.R.
MRS OAKLEY FISHER