Polyantha

Typically small, sturdy, low maintenance plants with romantic clusters of dainty flowers. Delightful in cottage gardens, as patio roses or carpet roses.


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Polyantha : Anna Maria de MontravelAnna Maria de Montravel (1879)

Darling little bush polyantha, of China ancestry, with a nonstop display of cute cupped pure white bunches. Unusual and delightful fragrance. Lovely for the front of the border or a pot. Available now

Baby Faurax (1924)

Really cute bush and clusters of old fashioned purple flowers pretty much all year round. Bristles rather than prickles make this a manageable and rewarding member of the garden. sold out

Polyantha : Cecille BrunnerCecile Brunner (1881)

Technically a China, but fits in well with the Polyanthas too. Lovely little soft pink rose buds all season long on a twiggy very healthy bush. Known as “The Sweetheart Rose”. Also have white (actually lemon) and the climbing form. Available soon

Eblouissant (1918)

Small bush with clusters of tiny red flowers. Late to start, but carries on well into Autumn. We think it came to Trevor Griffiths via Sangerhausen. Good for the smaller garden.available now

The Fairy (1932)

A classic polyantha that we are all familiar with. Still as good as ever. We also have the red form. Both available now

Gentle Maid

Miniature polyantha. Cute, tidy little bush of pink rosettes. Available now

Jenny Wren

Sweet polyantha bush, although really more reminiscent of a china/tea rose. Flowers perfect in the bud, open loose.

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Kersbergen (1927)

Tidy medium bush with trusses of small, dark red flowers that repeats constantly. Very good for posies. available soon

Polyantha : Mrs R M FinchMrs R M Finch (1923)

An Australian bred rose, this a cute little 2 ft shrub with lovely light pink flowers, quite big for its size. Very healthy and floriforous. Available now

Marie Parvie (1888)

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Pink ProsperityPink Prosperity

I think there are 2 different roses known by this name, or else it is mislabelled in NZ (quite a common occurrence world wide) as in England it is listed as a hybrid musk sport of Prosperity, whilst the rose we grow as Pink Prosperity definitely has more polyantha characteristics. Whatever it is it’s a very attractive rose with large bunches of relatively large and many petalled flowers in pink shading to blush. Very easy like all the polyanthas. Available now

Perle d’Or (1875)

Similar to Cecile Brunner but the flowers are soft apricot. Like Cecile Brunner she eventually makes quite a large bush, about 1.5m. Available soon

The Mystery Polyantha…

Hmm this rose is one of those mysteries in life. I grew a cutting of it some years ago, but have no idea where I got it from… At first glance it is similar to The Fairy, but is actually quite different. It has true polyantha leaves and bristles and lovely flat flowers crammed with petals. I have searched all my many books and the internet for what it could be, but it remains a mystery. Interestingly the plant I have also sports like a mad thing producing branches of very different flowers each season. If anyone recognises it I would love to know what it is! Available now

Yvonne Rabier (1910)

This is the best white polyantha rose. It has clusters of creamy white scented flowers that are large for a polyantha. Flowers most of year and is a healthy bush. Sweet scent. sold out

Polyantha : Yvonne Rabier