Bentley West Roses Ltd
Bentley West Roses Ltd

Shrub Roses

ALBA ROSES: This class dates back to the middle ages. The blooms are always shades of white or pink and have bluish leaves. Albas are amongst the hardiest of roses and will survive in poor soil and shaded positions. Some varieties can be trained as climbers.

BOURBON ROSES: The original bourbon rose was found in the Isle de Bourbon, east of Madagascar, an important point for French ships sailing between the Far East and Europe in the 18th Century. They are mostly repeat flowering, slender plants.

CENTIFOLIA ROSES: The original Centifolia roses appeared towards the of the 16th Century. The blooms are generally large, Globular and very fragrant.

CHINA ROSES: Brought to Europe in the 18th Century.  Ideal for planting in borders or in pots and flower repeatedly throughout the season. Some are suitable for training as climbers.

DAMASK & PORTLAND ROSES: Probably brought to Europe from the MIddle East by the Crusaders. Flowers borne in loose clusters

GALLICA ROSES: Probably the oldest of garden roses, having been grown by the Greeks & Romans. These plants form short, bushy shrubs and are very hardy.

HYBRID MUSK ROSES: Free flowering and versatile. Good as a specimen, group or hedge. Most were raised by Revd. Joseph Pemberton from Essex in the 1920s.

HYBRID PERPETUAL ROSES: Popular roses of the Victorian & Edwardian eras. Repeat flowering & strongly scented. The darker colours grow well in partial shade, or as climbers on north facing walls.

MODERN SHRUB ROSES: Most modern shrub roses are hybrids of old and species roses. Most are robust and free flowering.

 

MOSS ROSES: Moss roses have a moss-like growth on their sepals which produces a contrasting fragrance to that of the bloom.

POLYANTHA ROSES: First brought to Europe from Japan in 1865. Flowers are borne in tightly packed clusters and bloom continuously. These are ideal for a smaller garden.

RUGOSA ROSES: Brought to Europe from Japan in 1779. Rugosas will grow in poor conditions and have good disease resistance. They are characerised by their deeply veined leaves, prickly stems and large hips.

SPECIES, SWEEBRIARS AND PIMPINELLIFOLIAS: Noted for their elegant growth and simple flowers, they are ideal for open or "wild" areas of the garden but also effective in borders.

Agnes (Rugosa) Introduced 1922

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.8mX1.2m

Fragrance: Delicious

Ballerina (Modern Shrub) Introduced 1937

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.2mx1.0m

Fragrance: Slight



Bonica (Modern Shrub) Introduced 1982

GOLD STANDARD

Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.2mx1.5m

Fragrance: Slight



Boule de Neige (Bourbon) Introduced 1867

Suitable for hedging/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.2mx1.0m

Fragrance: Strong



Buff Beauty (Hybrid Musk) Introduced 1939

Tolerates shade/ Can be grown as climber/Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.2m

Fragrance: Good



Canary Bird (Species) Introduced 1900

Tolerates shade/ Can be grown as climber/Suitable for hedging/ Spring flowering

Size: 1.8mx1.8m

Fragrance: Good



Cardinal de Richlieu (Galica) Introduced 1840

Summer flowering/Almost thornless

Size: 1.2m x 1.0m

Fragrance: Slight

 

Charles de Mills (Gallica) Introduced 1786

Summer flowering

Size: 1.5m x 1.2m

Fragrance: Rich

 

Comte de Chambord (Damask) Introduced 1860

Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.2mx1.0m

Fragrance: Good

 

 

 

 

Cornelia (Hybrid Musk) Introduced 1925

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.5m

Fragrance: Strong


Felicia (Hybrid Musk) Introduced 1928

Suitable for hedging/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.5m

Fragrance: Excellent

Ferdinand Pichard (Hybrid Perpetual) Introduced 1921

Suitable for heding/ Tolerate poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.2m

Fragrance: Rich

Golden Wings (Species) Introduced 1956

Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.2mx1.2m

Fragrance: Good



Jacqueline du Pre (Modern Shrub) Introduced 1989

Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.2mx1.0m

Fragrance: Musk

La Reine Victoria (Bourbon) Introduced 1872

Repeat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.0m

Fragrance: Strong

Little White Pet (Polyantha) Introduced 1879

Shade tolerant/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 0.6mx0.6m

Fragrance: Delicate

Louise Odier (Bourbon) Introduced 1851

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Repat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.2m

Fragrance: Rich

Madame Hardy (Damask) Introduced 1832

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Summer flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.5m

Fragrance: Good

Madame Isaac Periere (Bourbon) Introduced 1851

Shade tolerant/ Can be grown as a climber/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.2m

Fragrance: Strong

Moonlight (Hybrid Musk) Introduced 1913

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.2m

Fragrance: Strong

Nathalie Nypels (Polyantha) Introduced 1919

Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 0.6mx0.6m

Fragrance: Good


Nevada (Species) Introduced 1927

Suitable for hedging/ tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 2.1mx2.1m

Fragrance: Slight

Octavia Hill (Modern Shrub)

Height: 90cm

Fragrance: Good

Officinalis (The Apothecary's Rose) (Gallica) Introduced pre1300

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Summer flowering

Size: 1.2mx1.0m

Fragrance: None 


Old Blush China (Parson's Pink) ( China) Introduced 10th Century

Shade tolerant/ Can be grown as a climber/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.2mx1.0m

Fragrance: Slight



Penelope (Hybrid Musk) Introduced 1924

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.8mx1.8m

Fragrance: Good




Queen of Denmark (Konigen von Danemark) (Alba) Introduced 1826

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Summer flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.2m

Fragrance: Very strong





Rosa Moyesii Geranium (Species) Introduced 1938

Shade tolerant/ Can be grown as a climber/ Tolerates poor soil/ Summer flowering

Size: 2.4mx1.8m

Fragrance: None

Rosa Mundi (gallica) a.k.a. gallica versicolor

Introdced C16

Shade tolerant. Suitable for hedging.

Tolerates poor soil.

Summer flowering

Size 1.2x1.0m

Fragrance: Medium

Rosa Mutabilis (china.. rosa chinensis mutabilis) a.k.a. The Butterfly Rose

Introduced prior to 1894

 

Repeat flowering/ Can be trained as a climber

Size: 1.0mx0.7m

Fragrance: Slight

 

Rose de Rescht (Damask) Introduced 1807

Repeat flowering

Size: 1.0m x 0.6m

Fragrance: Strong

Roseraie de l'Hay (Rugosa) Introduced 1901

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering/ Abundant hips

Size: 2.1mx2.1m

Fragrance: Strong

Rubrifolia (R. Glauca) (Species) Introduced pre1830

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Summer flowering/ Grown for grey foliage & abundant hips 

Size: 1.8mx1.8m

Fragrance: None

Sally Holmes (Modern Shrub) Introduced 1976

Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.2m

Fragrance: Good



Sarah Van Fleet (Rugosa) Introduced 1926

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.8mx1.2m

Fragrancde: Strong




Souvenir de la Malmaison (Bourbon) Introduced 1843

Repeat flowering

Size: 1.0mx1.0m

Fragrance: Strong

Souvenir du Dr Jamain (Hybrid Perpetual) Introduced 1865

Shade tolerant/ Can be grown as a climber/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.2m

Fragrance: Strong, Rich

Tall Story (Modern Shrub) Introduced 1984

Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 0.9mx0.9m

Fragrance: Good

 




The Fairy (Polyantha) Introduced 1910

Shade tolerant/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 0.6mx1.0m

Fragrance: None




Tuscany Superb (Gallica) Introduced pre1848

Can be grown as a climber/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Summer flowering

Size: 1.5mx1.5m

Fragrance: Good




Westerland (Modern Shrub) Introduced 1969

Shade tolerant/ Can be grown as a climber/ Suitable for hedging/ Tolerates poor soil/ Repeat flowering

Size: 1.8mx1.2m

Fragrance: Strong




William Lobb (Old Velvet Moss) (Moss) Introduced 1855

Tolerates poor soil/ Summer flowering

Size: 1.8mx1.5m

Fragrance: Good




Contact numbers

Tel: 0116 2673702

Fax: 0116 2671098

Address

Bentley West Roses Ltd

The Nurseries

Loughborough Road

Wanlip, Leicester

LE7 4PN

E-mail

 

sales@bentleywestroses.com

 

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