Hybrid Perpetual Roses

Hybrid Perpetual Roses

The hybrid perpetual roses were the popular bedding roses of the 19th century until they were replaced by the hybrid teas. Many arc too tall by present-day standards; but they can be pegged down, when they will produce flowers along their entire length and give an attractive display. They are more effective as border plants unless there is room for large beds. They flower recurrently. Pruning should be carried out in February or March, cutting away old twiggy growths and shortening other growths by a third of their length.

'Baron Girod de l'Ain' hybrid perpetual rose

'Baron Girod de l'Ain'

‘Baron Girod de l’Ain’. A vigorous shrub about is 1.5 m (5 ft) high; large, recurrent, double, dark crimson-red flowers edged with white, and scented.

‘Empereur du Maroc’. A short shrub, usually under 1.2 m (4 ft); double flowers of deep crimson-red, strongly scented and slightly quartered.

‘Ferdinand Pichard’, 1.5 m (5 ft). A valuable rose because of its recurrent flowering; medium-sized pink flowers, heavily streaked and splashed with crimson.

‘Frau Karl Druschki’, 1.8 m (6 ft) if lightly pruned. A famous rose, introduced in 1901, which still retains its popularity. Regarded by many rosarians as the best white rose, but unfortunately it is scentless. Flowers freely over a long period. Sometimes requires protection against mildew.

‘Hugh Dickson’. A red rose famous for its lovely perfume. May be pegged down, as it is a tall grower, and it will then flower freely in summer and again later.

‘Mrs John Laing’. A vigorous shrub, 1.5 m (5 ft) and more; strongly scented, cup-shaped, rose-pink flowers. Generally regarded as one of the best of this group, it is sometimes grown as a pot plant. The flowers have good stems and are excellent for cutting.

‘Paul Neyron’. A vigorous shrub which may attain 1.8 m (6 ft); enormous, peony-like, deep rose-pink flowers, quartered when fully open.

‘Refine des Violettes’. A vigorous shrub sometimes reaching 1.8 m (6 ft); double, quartered flowers open flat and are deep violet purple fading to lilac. Deeply scented.

‘Roger Lambelin’, 1.2 m (4 ft). A shrub which requires good cultivation to produce its highly distinctive flowers. These are full petalled, deep crimson-red with white edges sometimes extending into the flower, and are fragrant.

‘Souvenir du Docteur Jamain’. A shrub of medium vigour about 1.8 m (6 ft), but worth a place on a wall for its well-formed, richly fragrant, deep purplish crimson flowers; bears large orange-red hips. Old growths must be removed when they have finished flowering.

‘Ulrich Brunner Fils’. A shrub of considerable vigour producing 1.8 m (6 ft) growths which flower freely if pegged down near the tips; the scented, bright carmine-red flowers are apt to clash with others, so the plant is most effective when grown on its own.

‘Vick’s Caprice’. Generally under 1.2 m (4 ft), and of medium vigour; large recurrent, double flowers, rose pink with various stripes and flecks of white and carmine pink.


11. March 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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