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historic rose moonlight - historic hybrid musk
gallicas roses illustrated Rose of Provinsalbas roses  illustrated Jacobite rose R. alba maximaportland roses illustrated rose is Rose du Roiroses illustrated rose is Blanc Double de Coubertnoisette roses illustrated rose is Blush Noisettehybrid perpetual roses illustrated rose is Mme Victor Verdierpolyantha roses illustrated rose is Marie Jeanne
gallicas rosesdamask roses illustrated rose is Ispahancentifolia roses illustrated rose ischina roses illustrated rose isbourbon roses illustrated rose is Louise Ogiertea roses illustrated rose is Gloire de Dijonhybrid tea roses illustrated rose is La Francefloribunda roses illustrated rose is Singing in the Rain


Comparatively few of the hundred or more rose species found in the wild have contributed to the make up of present day garden roses. The principal parent species are :

Rosa gallica, R. moschata, R. fetschenkoana, R. canina, R. chinensis, R. gigantea, R. foetida and R. multiflora with significant sub-groups derived from R. arvensis, R. pimpinellifolia, R wichurana and R. rugosa.

The following Rose Groups have been selected because they form part of a chain of evolving types providing the backbone of the history of this popular garden flower.

To learn more about the individual groups and the many fascinating features of this enthralling subject, why not consider joining the Historic Roses Group.

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