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Historical roses are officially defined as varieties that were cultivated before 1867. These varieties are also known as Old Roses. This classification has been established by various official institutions and is internationally recognised. However, the decisive factor for the classification is not the breeding year of a variety, but the "rose class" to which the variety belongs. When a new variety is bred from historical roses today, it is also to be classified as a class of historical roses if it fulfills the characteristics of this class.

On the one hand, there are Historical Roses whose origin is in Europe. These include the Alba Roses, Zentifolia Roses, Damascene Roses and Gallica Roses. On the other hand, there are the China Roses, Portland Roses, Noisette Roses, Remontant Roses, Bourbon Roses and Tea Roses, which originated under the influence of the China Roses.

In 1867 a tea hybrid was introduced in France for the first time, which laid the foundation for the Modern Rose class. Historical roses grow mostly shrubby and have small to medium sized, slightly double, sometimes strongly scented flowers. Often the leaf colour is lighter than that of Modern Roses. Some varieties produce beautifully looking rosehips, which beautify the garden even after the flowering period.

Historical roses are not only old varieties. They have charm and many rose lovers appreciate them for their often intensely scented flowers and their winter hardiness. Most Historic Roses only delight us once a year with their flowering splendour, but newer cultivars also flower more often.

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Aimée Vibert
Rambler Rose
Aimée Vibert
Albéric Barbier
Rambler Rose
Albéric Barbier
Albertine
Rambler Rose
Albertine
Alchymist
Rambler Rose
Alchymist
Alexandre Girault
Rambler Rose
Alexandre Girault
Alfred Colomb
Remontant Rose
Alfred Colomb
Alister Stella Gray
Climbing Rose
Alister Stella Gray
Ballerina
Musk Rose
Ballerina
Baron Girod de l'Ain
Remontant Rose
Baron Girod de l'Ain
Belle de Crécy
Gallica Rose
Belle de Crécy
Blairii Nr. II
Climbing Rose
Blairii Nr. II
Blanc Double de Coubert
Blanche Moreau
Bloomfield Abundance
Blush Noisette
Remontant Rose
Blush Noisette
Bobbie James
Rambler Rose
Bobbie James
Boule de Neige
Bourbon Rose
Boule de Neige
Bourgogne
Wild Rose
Bourgogne
Canary Bird
China Rose
Canary Bird
Cardinal de Richelieu
Cécile Brunner Climbing
Champneys' Pink Cluster
Charles de Mills
Gallica Rose
Charles de Mills
Chevy Chase
Rambler Rose
Chevy Chase
Chloris
Alba Rose
Chloris
City of York
Rambler Rose
City of York
Climbing Etoile de Hollande
Colonial White
Rambler Rose
Colonial White
Commandant Beaurepaire
Comte de Chambord
Portland Rose
Comte de Chambord
Cornelia
Musk Rose
Cornelia
Crimson Rambler
Rambler Rose
Crimson Rambler
Deuil de Paul Fontaine
Dorothy Perkins
Rambler Rose
Dorothy Perkins
Duchesse de Montebello
Easlea's Golden Rambler
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