Heritage Roses are any variety 75 years old or older. They are often sought after for their amazing variety of growth habit, foliage and hips which are complemented by the wide diversity of blooms. The majority have exquisite fragrance. They are often vigorous and can be found in old homesteads and cemeteries thriving on decades of total neglect.
Heritage roses can be split into two groups:
1. Once-Flowering - Gallicas, Mosses, Centifolias, Damasks And Albas, and Species Roses and Their Hybrids;
2. Repeat Flowerers - Teas, Hybrid China, Portland, Bourbons, Hybrid Perpetuals, Polyanthas,
Noisettes, Rugosas, Hybrid Musk, Early HT and Floribundas.