Heritage Roses

Heritage roses, also known as Antique roses or Old Roses, refer to a group of roses cultivated into commercial production during the late 1800s.

These roses of the past are renowned for the fragrance, classic beauty and their low maintenance characteristics. They are ideal for beginners who would want to start raising roses in their own garden.

Five Classes of Roses

Centifolia originates from Europe and usually blooms only once a year. The other four are repeat bloomers but have low tolerance to cold temperatures. They should be grown in their own root and do not survive well to grafting.

Preparing a Rose Bed for Heritage Roses

Watering Heritage Roses


Heritage roses rarely get blackspots but if they do, your rose bed might not be getting enough sunlight and air circulation is poor. Use a mild fungicide if heritage roses are infested with pests and insects.

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