Available Roses at the Heritage Rose Garden


If you are interested in purchasing any of these roses, contact the Curator, Jill Perry, via the link at the bottom of the page. Pick up is only at the garden on Saturday mornings by arrangement.

'American Pillar'  On the Santa Clara Univ. fence  Rambler  Van Fleet  1902   This well known old rambler is a blooming machine in late spring. 3 plants See Photo
"Keith's Bourbon-noisette"    (see at P-11-4)    Red buds open to small cupped white flowers. Repeats over and over throughout the season. Found at an old Victorian home in Santa Cruz, where it's probably been growing for 130 years or more. Keith's Bourbon-noisette

'Charles Metroz' (see at P-5-25)  Pol  Vve Schwartz 1900   A lovely Polyantha was bred by The Widow (Vve) Schwartz — the creator of one of the most loved roses ever: ‘Mlle. Cecile Brunner.’ This beauty blooms “China pink, tinted Salmon-pink and carmine . . . ” Oh, and FYI, there is now NO COMMERCIAL SOURCE in the United States for this very rare Polyantha. Who could resist? 2 plants


'Britannia'   (see at O-7-10) Pol  Burbage 1929   Our plants labeled Britannia turned out to be Papa Hémeray, so we got cuttings of this from Jim Delehanty, who grew both and could tell them apart. The real ‘Britannia’ is a small, rather twiggy plant, bearing generous clusters of single red blooms with a sparkling white center, displaying yellow stamens. Small blooms are mildly fragrant. Repeats through the year Brit
'Jeanny Soupert'   (see at P-5-13) Pol  Soupert & Notting 1912    Another polyantha from Jim Delahanty. A delightfully-bushy, 3-ft. compact rose bearing large clusters of small, fragrant, white blooms, just shaded blush. Blooms is continuous, through the year. What’s not to like? 3 plants See Photo
"Ferndale Red China"   (see at K-4-1)  China    Found rose. Ferndale Red China
'Plate Bande'   (see at O-6-20)  Pol   Lille 1887
This variety, aka Rosa polyantha nana, is often grown from seed. Ours are from cuttings of Jim Delahanty's plant. Small single, pink-white blend flowers.
Plate Bande
'Sunny South'   (see at L-19-20)  HT    Clark 1918 Sunny South
'Baby Donnie'   (see at M-6-24)  Min    1972 Baby Donnie
'Geschwister Scholl'   Poly    Berger   <1974
Another rose from Jim Delahanty's collection
Geschwister Scholl
'Hoot n Holler'    Min    Moore 1993
This is a great mini, vigorous and very floriferous. 2 plants.
Hoot n Holler
Ritchie's Red Climber"  Cl. HT  Found rose   
'Lady Ann Kidwell'  Pol     
A clone of one of our excellent plants of this wonderful rose, more Tea than Polyantha.
'Fair Bianca'  Austin   1982  (see at N-15-26.5) See Photo
"4th & Franklin Rambler  Rambler  (see at O-16.5-99)   
It looks like a smaller flowered version of Russelliana. Clusters of blooms are deep pink or lavendar to start, then fading, giving a Seven Sisters effect.
"Gate Tayloe Musk"  R. moschata "plena"    DNA analysis of this rose found it to be identical to the species. Can be grown as a shrub or a climber.    (see at N-9-22) See Photo

The following roses have been added to the list:

'Mme Gregoire Staechelin' aka 'Spanish Beauty' a lovely shell pink Large-Flowered Climber by Pedro Dot in 1927.
'Tuscany Superb' a Gallica from 1837
'Paul Delapine' a pink Polyantha by Delapine in 1933
"Buckman China" This found rose appears to be 'Cramoisi Superieur'
'Alice Hamilton' a pink China rose by Nabonnand in 1903
'Shining Hour' Bright yellow Grandiflora by Warriner in 1989
'Mme Driout' Striped pink climbing Hybrid Tea from 1901
'Jersey Beauty' A pale yellow single rambler
'Heidi Jayne' a large growing deep pink Hybrid Tea from Esser & Son, 1986
"Morgan Spring" Said to be the same as "Natchitoches Noisette"

At our event in September, 2014, Tamara Cermak Johnson gave a great talk about drought tolerant roses, and things you can do to encourage drought tolerance in roses. We now have the notes from her talk, which you can download as a PDF here: Talk on Drought Tolerance and Roses

You may also be interested in the self guided tour of the Heritage Rose Garden, which you can download by clicking on 'Tour of Rose History'.

This page was produced by Jill Perry with help and pictures from David Giroux, Jeri Jennings, Cliff Orent, Anita Clevenger, Judy Eitzen, Masha McLaughlin, Margaret Furness, Friends of Vintage Roses and Guadalupe River Park Conservancy.

This page was last updated on 5/2/2018.

Address comments to Jill Perry


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