Old Fashioned & Shrub Roses

Old Fashioned Roses have historical significance, and play an important part in the garden, it may be an attempt to recreate an older garden true to its original style, to preserve the genetic line for rose breeding, or simply to enjoy the beauty of some of the more significant roses in history.

Perhaps best described as roses that are from the 19th century or earlier, Old Fashioned Roses have one or more of the qualities listed below. They have strong genetic lines that are of value to rose breeders and historic significance.