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What are scotch roses?
Now known as Pimpinellifolia – the new “easy” name for what used to be Spinnisosisima , and yes, it is marginally easier to say and spell! The common name is much easier – Scotch Roses. These guys are a very hardy lot and love to grow on their own roots and go forth and multiply. They have very bristly stems, ferny foliage, and very interesting black hips. They flower very early in the season, for varying lengths of time.
Medium height, double pale pink flowers available now
Glory of Edzell
Very early, larger single flowers, pink with white throat. sold out
A real show stopper with relatively large single flowers in very bright cerise. Added bonus of this cultivar is extra pretty autumn foliage. suckers available now
A pimpinellifollia x, this well known rose makes a large twiggy shrub, with very pretty blush double flowers. best of all it repeats. small plants available now
Pimpinellifolia / Rubrifolia cross. Same style but taller and bigger leaves. Lovely soft pink double flowers. Repeats.available now
Slightly taller and very bushy, purple double flowers over quite a long period suckers available now