Once Blooming Old Garden Roses

Heirloom Roses With Only One Flush of Blooms

Seven Sisters Rose

This is a list of Once Blooming Old Garden roses. They have only one glorious flush of blooms per season. They will only bloom once, but for a very long period of time. The blooming can last for several months, with heavy flowering.

These Old Garden varieties of roses are fairly disease resistant. The exception to this is the Hybrid Gallicas that often have mildew on new growth, forming after blooms are done.

These once blooming old garden roses are also mostly very fragrant! They are valuable old once blooming roses that are certainly worth growing!

Old Garden roses are those that existed before 1867;


Some you see listed on this page were introduced later, but I wanted to include them for those searching for a specific old rose.


List of Old Garden Roses That Bloom Only Once...


Agatha Incarnata

Type Gallica

Blooms Medium Pink, Loosely Double, Button eye, quartered, ruffled bloom

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Grows 3-5'


Aimable Rouge

Type Centifolia

Blooms Light Pink with darker center and white edges, very double, cupped, quartered

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits grows 4-5'


Alain Blanchard

Type Gallica

Blooms Dark Crimson with purple mottling,  golden stamens, semi-double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Grows 4-5'

(one of the best!)


Alba Maxima

Type Alba

Blooms  White, yellow highlights, very double bloom form

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits  Grows 6-8' tall by 4-5' wide

Also known as 'Jacobite Rose' or 'Great Double White'

From the pictures I've seen of these once blooming old garden roses, this one is a must have for my garden.



Alba Semi-Plena

Type Alba

Blooms Pure white, with golden stamens Semi-double

Fragrance Wonderfully strong (used in perfumes)

Growth Habits Grows 10-15'


Allegra

Type Gallica

Blooms Light Pink, old  fashioned quartered blooms.

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Grows 4-5'


Alexandre Girault

Type Wichurana Rambler  (Introduced around 1900)

Blooms Deep Cherry Pink with white reverse, and cherry tints in the center. Fully double,

Fragrance Very fragrant

Growth Habits Grows to 20' plus. Very Vigorous


Alice Vena

Type Gallica

Blooms Mauve with lighter mauve shading  Fully double

Fragrance none

Growth Habits Grows 3-5'


Alika

Type Gallica (introduced around 1900)

Blooms Deepest rose pink with bright gold stamens. Single to semi-double flat bloom form

Fragrance moderate fragrance on these once blooming old garden roses

Growth Habits 4-8'


Amy Robsart

Type Eglantine  (Introduced between 1890-1899)

Blooms Deep pink, single to semi-double bloom form

Fragrance moderate fragrance

Growth Habits Grows 8-20'


Armide

Type Alba

Blooms Pure white to the lightest of pink very fully double

Fragrance Mild fragrance

Growth Habits Grows 4-5' Arching growth habit

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Banshee

Type Damask

Blooms Light Pink, loosely double bloom form

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Grows 4-10'


Belle Amour

Type Alba

Blooms Soft pink, salmon undertones, bright yellow stamens

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Upright, bushy, vigorous 6x 4'

Small clusters of cushion shaped blooms

Belle de Crecy

Type Gallica

Blooms Red with violet shading, ages to violet Fully double, button eye blooms have an ever changing color pattern.

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Compact plant grows 1-2' (bristly thorns)

More on this rose...


Bella Donna

Type Damask

Blooms Lilac Pink blooms are very fully double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Grows 4-5' Spreading habit


Belle Herminie

Type Gallica

Blooms Deep Crimson shaded lavender, with red centers Fully double, quartered bloom form

Fragrance Moderate

Growth Habits Upright growing 2-3'


Belle Isis

Type Gallica

Blooms Pale pink, deep pink center

Fragrance Intense

Growth Habit Medium, upright, Lax growing canes 3-4'

Disease resistant. A parent of David Austins rose "Constance Spry"

Abundant, fragrant blooms!

Blairri No 2

Type China (or Bourbon)

Blooms   Blush pink fading to darker colored center

Fragrance Sweet

Growth Habit Vigorous, tall to 15'

Learn more here..

Blanche de Belgique

Type Alba

Blooms White, Double bloom form

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Grows 5-8'

Blanchefleur

Type Damask/Centifolia

Blooms White/pink shading Full bloom form

Fragrance Strong, sweet

Growth Habits  Arching, upright, grows 4-6'


Blanche Moreau

Type Moss

Blooms White Double

Fragrance Opinions vary

Growth Habits Grows 4-6'


Blush Hip

Type Alba

Blooms Light Pink, Button eye, quartered

Fragrance Strong (unique)

Growth Habits Grows 8-10'


Botzaris

Type Damask

Blooms Snow White with a hint of red on guard petals Double, very full, cupped

Fragrance Very

Growth Habits Grows 4-5'


Bullata

Type Centifolia

Blooms Deep Pink, very double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Grows 3-7'


Burgundian Rose (Pompon de Bourgogne)

Type Centifolia

Blooms Deep Pink blooms with (Hundred Petals)

Fragrance Moderate

Growth Habits Grows 2-3'


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Cabbage Rose

Type Centiflora

Blooms Pink, large, very double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Tall, Spreading

Pink blooms are large, and heavy. Flowers nod down from the weight. These once blooming old garden roses become large bushes that will need supporting.

Camaieux

Type Gallica

Blooms Crimson with white stripes very double, button eye

Fragrance Fragrant

Growth Habits Grows 3-4'  (Suckers readily)

Find out more..


Capitaine John Ingram

Type Moss

Blooms Dark Purple, double, quartered, button eye

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits  Grows 4-5'


Cardinal de Richelieu

Type Hybrid gallica

Blooms Deep Purple, medium size, very double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits  Medium size, bushy, grows 3-5'

The very fragrant flowers on these once blooming old garden roses are borne in medium size sprays. Canes are thin, and will sprawl if not supported.

More on this beauty...

Celestial

Type Alba

Blooms Light Pink Large blooms are semi-double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Tall, Spreading, bushy plants grow 6-8'.

Open flowers show prominent golden stamens.

More about Celestial..

Celsiana

Type Damask

Blooms Light Pink, Large size, semi-double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Medium size, Bushy, Plants grow around 5' tall

The thin canes on this very fragrant rose are weighted down with the blooms.

Centifolia Variegata (Village Maid)

Type Centifolia

Blooms White with pink stripes Very Double, cupped bloom

Fragrance moderate

Growth Habits Upright, well branched Vigorous. Grows 4-5'


Charles de Mills

Type Hybrid gallica

Blooms Large, very double, Deep Purple color

Fragrance Very Strong

Growth Habit Medium, Bushy plants grow tall

Large purple blooms fade to raspberry pink, and appear profusely in small clusters.

Comice de Tarnet Garonne

Type Bourbon

Blooms Lavender pink/mauve/deep rose Double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Grows 4-6'


Common Moss

Type Moss

Blooms Large, very double, darker pink

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Medium, Bushy, grows to around 6'.

This pink rose bears roses both singly and in small clusters.

Complicata

Type Hybrid gallica

Blooms Large, Single, Pink flowers have gold stamens and a white eye.

Fragrance Medium

Growth Habit Tall, Spreading

This is one of the few single-petal gallica roses.  Learn more..

Crested Moss

Type Centiflora

Blooms Large, Double, Rose Pink flowers

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Medium size, bush plant

The fragrant blooms form in small clusters. (Also called Common Moss)

More on Crested Moss...

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Debutante Rambler Rose

Type  Rambler

Blooms Light Pink, small in clusters

Fragrance Light

Growth Habit Upright to 16'

Learn more..

Duchesse De Montebello

Type Gallica

Blooms Coral rose double, quartered, fully double

Fragrance light, sweet

Growth Habit upright, 4' x 3 1/2'

Tolerates poor soil. Prune to improve shape.

Fantin-Latour

Type Centiflora

Blooms Large size, Double Blooms are warm pink

Fragrance Medium

Growth Habits Medium, bushy plants can grow up to 6' tall

Medium sized clusters of warm pink blooms. Vigorous growing rosebush.

More about it Here..

Felicite Parmentier

Type Alba

Blooms Medium, Very Double, soft, light pink color

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Medium, Bushy

Beautiful soft pink blooms appear in small sprays.

Great Maidens Blush

Type Alba

Blooms Medium, Double, White with pink blush colored blooms

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Tall, Bushy

Large sprays have up to twelve flowers. Foliage is blue-green and very disease resistant.

Harison's Yellow

Type Hybrid Foetida

Blooms Bright yellow with yellow stamens, semi-double

Fragrance Medium

Growth Habits Tall, vigorous, bushy 4-6' by 3-5'

One of the hardiest roses available.

More here..

Henri Martin

Type Moss

Blooms Crimson red blooms are Medium, semi-double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Medium, bushy plants can grow to 6'.

The crimson red blooms fade to deep pink. They appear in medium sized clusters. Learn more..

Ispahan

Type Damask

Blooms Pink, large, double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Grows 4'-8'  Very disease resistant

(Blooms for a long time) Learn more...


James Mason

Type Hybrid Gallica

Blooms Large, semi-double blooms are deep red with gold stamens

Fragrance Medium

Growth Habits Tall growing, Bushy

A rather sprawling Gallica with flowers both singly or in small clusters.

Kazanlik

Type Damask

Blooms Loosely double, medium pink

Fragrance Very fragrant (one of the best for Potpourri)

Growth Habits Grows 6-8' (warmer climates can grow it as a climber)


Konigin von Danemark (Queen of Denmark)

Type Alba

Blooms Medium, very double (Very pink) blooms

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habits Medium, Bushy,to 6' tall.

Most pink color of all Albas. Small clusters.

La Belle Sultane

Type Gallica

Blooms Deep crimson, shading to violet with a white base, gold stamens

Fragrance Medium

Growth Habits Upright, bushy, vigorous 5 x 4'

Heart shaped petals on a bush with long, arching canes.

More on La Belle Sultane..

La Ville de Bruxelles

Type Damask

Blooms Medium, very double, Rose/Pink color

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Medium, bushy, grows to 5' tall

Lots of petals, and very fragrant flowers appear in small sprays. Disease resistant plants. Learn more..

Leda

Type Damask

Blooms White blooms tinged with crimson are medium, and double.

Fragrance Medium

Growth Habit Short, bushy plants are compact

Sometimes called Painted Damask

Madame Hardy

Type Damask

Blooms Pure white, medium, very double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Tall, bushy plants can grow to 6'.

White blooms with green button eyes. Learn more about this rose...

Madame Legras de St Germain

Type Alba

Blooms Creamy White very double

Fragrance Strong Scent (Citrus)

Growth Habits Grows 6-15'


Madame Plantier

Type Alba

Blooms Creamy White, medium, very double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Tall, spreading

Long arching canes up to 12 feet long. Nearly thornless plants. Learn more about this rose....

Ohl

Type Gallica

Blooms Deep Crimson centers with violet centers Large, fully double

Fragrance Strong scent

Growth Habits Grows 4' x 3' wide


Orpheline Juillet

Type Gallica

Blooms Crimson Purple withfiery red centers fully double

Fragrance Strong Fragrance

Growth Habits Moderately vigorous  growing 4' x3'


Narcisse de Salvandy

Type Gallica

Blooms Medium Pink

Fragrance Strong Fragrance

Growth Habits Grows 3-4'


Paul Ricault

Type Centiflora

Blooms Deep Pink Large size double blooms

Fragrance Strong

Growth habit Tall, spreading

Good disease resistance,intensely fragrant blooms. Long-caned arching plants.

Robert le Diable

Type Gallica

Blooms Scarlet Pink aging to deep purple 30 plus petals

Fragrance Intense

Growth Habits Medium, vigorous, bushy 3-4' by 3'

The flowers are very full of petals, so when fully open, they reflex around the edge like a cushion.

Rosa banksiae lutes (Yellow Lady Banks)

Type Species

Blooms Bright yellow, fully double

Fragrance Medium

Growth Habits Tall, upright, vigorous 20x 10'

A mammoth grower that produces a proliferation of blooms.

Rosa Mundi

Type  Species

Blooms Pale pink with red and pink stripes

Fragrance Medium

Growth Habit Vigorous, compact 3-4'

The oldest of the striped roses. Learn more...

Russelliana
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Type HYbrid Multiflora

Blooms Magenta Red to Mauve

Fragrance Moderate Damask

Growth Habit  Climbing Vigorous  Grows 10-20'

Also known as; Russell's Cottage Rose, Old Spanish Rose

Hardy zones 4a - 9b

Seven Sisters

(Pictured at top of page)

Type Rosa Multiflora

Blooms  Cerise magenta color, blooms are double

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Climbing, upright

A multi-colored flower that changes as it ages, making it seem to have different colors on the same bush. Learn more about this rose...

Tour De Malakoff

Type Hybrid China 1856

Blooms Dark plum purple center, fading to pale lilac at edges, with lots of shades of lavender, crimson and black currant in between.

Fragrance Strong and sweet

Growth Habit grows 8' by 5'

Tuscany

Type Hybrid Gallica

Blooms Velvety Dark Crimson, Large semi-double blooms

Fragrance Strong

Growth Habit Medium, Bushy plant, growing 4-5'.

Good disease resistance. Crimson blooms with bright golden stamens.

More on Tuscany..

Veilchenblau

Type Hybrid Multiflora

Blooms Violet/light purple, small semi double blooms are streaked with white

Fragrance Medium

Growth Habit Tall, Rambling to 15'.

Blooms in large trusses on nearly thornless canes. Learn more....

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