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HERITAGE ROSES are ROSA species, their close hybrids and other old rose varieties that are of particular interest.
Most are shrubs with a loose or semi-climber growth. Unless they are planted in groups by collectors, it is best to “sprinkle” them amongst other shrubs. The attraction of particular type is often not only found in the charming single, double or quartered blooms, but also in unusual foliage and hips in autumn.
Most roses in this group flower profusely in spring only, but some flowers can be expected during the year. See each rose’s description for more details.
HERITAGE ROSES should be treated as all other roses with regard to watering, spraying and feeding. In winter they are lightly pruned to assure new growth and masses of flowers.