Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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. 

When Gertrude Stein said “A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” in Sacred Emily, she had no idea what the American Rose Society had in mind on classifying roses.  Roses are classified into two major categories:  Modern Roses and Old Garden Roses.  Modern roses are roses introduced after 1867 when the first hybrid tea “La France” was introduced.  Roses before 1867 are called Old Garden Roses.  There are so many classes of Old Garden Roses (OGR) so for simplicity, I have enumerated the most common ones. 

  1. Hybrid Teas
  2. Grandifloras
  3. Floribundas
  4. Polyanthas
  5. Miniature and MiniFlora
  6. Climbers & Ramblers
  7. Shrubs

  1. Albas
  2. Bourbons
  3. Centifolias
  4. China
  5. Damasks
  6. Gallicas
  7. Mosses
  8. Musks
  9. Noisettes
  10. Portlands
  11. Species
  12. Teas
  13. Pimpinellifolias

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1 comment:

  1. I also love flower gardening. Here are few of the types i know. An old garden rose with a classic rose look is the Tea rose “Lady Hillingdon,” which is soft yellow in color. It has a rich, fruity in fragrance. Yellow roses do not grow well in cold climates.
    Hybrid Tea rose Alec’s Red is a fragrant deep crimson rose. Another Hybrid Tea is the sweet scented Red Devil which grows vigorous and bushy.


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