Top 10 starter roses

Are you new to old roses? Try our top 10  starter roses!

Repeat-flowering, fragrant, beautiful and largely disease-resistant, these have been recommended for the newcomer to old roses by David Stone, BEM, RHS Associate of Honour, former Head Gardener of the National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey with its specialist collection of old roses.

comte de chambord portland rose

1. ‘Comte de Chambord’

2. ‘Jacques Cartier’

3. ‘Rose de Rescht’

4. 'Lady Hillingdon’

gruss an aachen

5. ‘Gruss an Aachen’

6. ‘Pink Gruss an Aachen’ a.k.a. ‘Irene Watts’

7. ‘Little White Pet’

8. ‘Perle d’Or’

9. Roseraie de l’Haÿe

10. ‘Cécile Brunner’