SPECIES ROSES


Welcome to the World of Rose Gardening or Rose Gardening World.  Take time and smell the roses.  Roses have been around for millions of years which just prove that roses are not difficult to grow. The Rose is also our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  Here at Rose Gardening World, you’ll find rose articles that will educate you about roses – its history, rose culture, rose profiles and even rose verses all in one place.  So visit Rose Gardening World often. 

Species Roses are often referred to as “wild roses”.  Species roses are usually single-petaled (4-8 petals), once-blooming and have a bush size ranging from 2 to 20 feet.  The Heritage Rose Foundation is very active on preserving these old roses.  Species Roses are listed according to their Latin name, beginning with R. for Rosa and can have common synonyms.  For example, R. banksiae is also known as ‘Lady Banks’ Rose’.  Here are some of the known ones and top rated species roses:

R. banksiae banksiae, white, introduced in 1807
R. rugosa alba, white, introduced in 1784
R. banksiae lutea, light yellow, introduced in 1824
R. rugosa, mauve, introduced before 1846
R. gallica. deep pink, introduced before 1500
R. gallica versicolor (Rosa Mundi), pink blend, introduced before 1581
R. setigera, deep pink, introduced in 1810
R. rubrifolia, medium pink, introduced in 1789
R. gallica officinalis (Apothecary’s Rose), deep pink, introduced before 1600
R. spinosissima, white, introduced before 1600



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