The day before yesterday, I wrote about the Double White 'Scots Roses' growing everywhere in this area. They come true from seeds and are spread by birds, eating their hips. Some think they are weeds. Remember that the definition of weeds is; plants growing, where we as gardeners do not want them to grow. That means that all plants per definition can be weeds! Because of their suckering growth habit, these roses have been easy to propagate, by digging one of the suckers up and potting it. Reading Peter D.A. Boyd's article about 'Scots Roses' made me realize that some of the hybrids are very well known and loved garden roses. Some of them are:
-Kordes frühlings-rose series (My favorite of those is Frühlings-Duft)
Most of these are very fragrant and easy to grow roses. Brought into the house, in a vase, their flowers scent the rooms with their strong rose fragrance. They flower very early and I so hunger for the scent of roses, after going through withdrawal pains for 6 months, so it is with great joy that I can say: The roses have begun to bloom! More and more rosebushes are blooming with a few scattered blooms and I will be taking pictures and write about the roses I see here on my blog:
Stanwells Perpetual: Perhaps the most well known pimpinellifolia rose. Probably a hybrid with Autumn Damask. Unlike many other it repeat blooms well. It forms a small arching shrub, with very thorny canes and double blush pink rose flowers, that fades to white. Often the inner petals form a button eye. They are very fragrant!:
Maigold: A very large rose! Mostly grown as a low climber. Has semi-double loosely shaped orange to golden yellow flowers that fades to almost white. Throws out huge 10-12 feet very thorny canes and repeats a little in early fall:
A woman in the neighborhood grows a pimpinellifolia rose I have never seen or heard of before. It was passed on to her mother from her grandmother. She does not know where here grandmother got the rose from. I thought it was the common known "House-wife's Rose" or "Double Blush". But I do believe it is different from these. I will send pictures to Mr Peter A. Boyd and see if he can Identify this rose. It is a real gem. It flowers with many hundreds of small roses - less than an inch across. They are strongly fragrant and the growth habit is neat and compact, and it is not as large as some of the other pimpinellifolia roses. Late summer and fall it has many small shiny, wine black hips.
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