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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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Albéric Barbier
Rambler Rose
Albéric Barbier
Belle de Crécy
Gallica Rose
Belle de Crécy
Blush Noisette
Remontant Rose
Blush Noisette
Bobbie James
Rambler Rose
Bobbie James
Canary Bird
China Rose
Canary Bird
Cécile Brunner Climbing
Champneys' Pink Cluster
Chevy Chase
Rambler Rose
Chevy Chase
Commandant Beaurepaire
Comte de Chambord
Portland Rose
Comte de Chambord
Dorothy Perkins
Rambler Rose
Dorothy Perkins
Duchesse de Montebello
Excelsa
Rambler Rose
Excelsa
F. J. Grootendoorst
Fantin Latour
Centifolia Rose
Fantin Latour
Félicité et Perpétue
Félicité Parmentier
Ferdinand Pichard
Remontant Rose
Ferdinand Pichard
Francis E. Lester
Rambler Rose
Francis E. Lester
Francois Juranville
Rambler Rose
Francois Juranville ®
Gelbe Dagmar Hastrup
Rosa rugosa
Gelbe Dagmar Hastrup ®
Ghislaine de Féligonde
Golden Border Climber
Great Maiden's Blush
Jacques Cartier
Damascene Rose
Jacques Cartier ®
Kathleen Harrop
Bourbon Rose
Kathleen Harrop
Kew Rambler
Rambler Rose
Kew Rambler
Königin von Dänemark
Louise Odier
Bourbon Rose
Louise Odier
Mamma Mia
Climbing Rose
Mamma Mia
Minnehaha
Rambler Rose
Minnehaha
Mme. Alfred Carrière
Mme. Boll
Portland Rose
Mme. Boll
Paul's Himalayan Musk Rambler
Perle d'Or
China Rose
Perle d'Or
Phyllis Bide
Climbing Rose
Phyllis Bide
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