Alba Roses (pictures of), one of the four Ancient Classes of Roses that are commonly referred to as Old Roses, grown for our Retail Plant Sale at Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm. This class is certainly one of the healthiest; tolerating partial shade. They are long lived and easy to grow. Picture on right shows quantity in stock in 7 gallon or 3 gallon size for $30 on green dot. No colored dot? None for sale. Click for larger image. yellow dot is 15 gallon for $50.

001) ALBA MAXIMA,

147 ALBA SEMI PLENA, 'White Rose of York', 'Bonnie Prince Charlie's Rose', 'La Rose de York', Rosa x alba suaveolens, Rosa x alba nivea, Rosa alba 'Semi plena' introduced before 1597, (zones 3 thru 9, 8 feet x 5 feet), strongly fragrant it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer. Growing well in a 45 gallon pot near the sidewalk (check the newsletter for pictures).

114) CELESTIAL or CELESTE Alba Rose, 'Celeste', 'Celestial' Alba Old Garden Rose introduced before 1600, (zones 3 thru 8, 6 feet x 4 feet), fragrant and shade tolerant it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer.

185 Felicite Parmentier 'Felicite Parmentier' alba old garden rose introduced before 1836 (zones 4 thru 9, 4 feet x 3 feet ), shade tolerant and strongly fragrant, it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer. Growing well in a 45 gallon pot near the sidewalk (check the newsletter for pictures).

139 Great Maidens Blush, or Cuisse de Nymphe or Nymph's Thigh or La Virginale or La Seduisante or The Seductress or Incarnata or Maidens Blush, 'Great Maidens Blush', 'Cuisse de Nymphe', 'Nymph's Thigh', 'La Virginale', 'La Seduisante' 'The Seductress' 'Incarnata' or 'Maidens Blush', Alba Old Garden Rose introduced before 1400, (zones 3 thru 8, 6 feet x 6 feet), fragrant, it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer. Growing well in a 45 gallon pot near the sidewalk (check the newsletter for pictures).

117) KONIGIN VON DANEMARK Alba Rose, 'Konigin Von Danemark', 'Queen of Denmark', 'Naissance de Venus', Alba Old Garden Rose introduced in 1826, (zones 4 thru 9, 4 feet x 4 feet), fragrant, it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer, ("Best Rose Guide" Phillips & Rix, 52, zone4 (-30f) one of the best), ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 124, zones 3-8), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 167, zones 3-10, DR-0/0), ("Beautiful American Rose Gardens" Dorra, 153), (Scanniello, 64), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:201), ("500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" Barron's, 76) (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 35, zone 4-8).

175 Mme Legras de St. Germain 'Mme Legras De St Germain' Alba Old Garden Rose introduced before 1848. (Zones 3 thru 9, 6 feet x 6 feet or can be stretched on a trellis to 15 feet) fragrant flowers bloom for several weeks late spring to early summer. ("Best Rose Guide" Phillips & Rix, 55, zone4(-30f)), ("Beautiful American Rose Gardens" Dorra, 153), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 35, zone 3-8).

160) Madame Plantier, Alba Rose, 'Mme Plantier' alba old garden rose introduced before 1835, (zones 4 thru 8, 5 feet x 5 feet but can be trained on a trellis, fence or into a tree 10 to 20 feet), fragrant, it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer.

Rosa x alba suaveolens, Rosa x alba nivea, look up as 'semi plena'

Rosa gallica 'officinallis' look up as 'Apothecary's Rose'

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