A shrub of ancient pedigree, before 1300, still grown for its historical associations.
but often develop a wonderful combination of sauterne wine and strawberry.
of the Royal Horticultural Society to commemorate the Society's bi-centenary in 2004.
gradually opening to form neatly cupped rosettes.
PRUNING: In addition, Nymans has instituted a pruning regime for old-fashioned roses. Pruning harder on the outside of the plant, creating almost a basket-like effect, which results in outer growth with stronger stems.
"They are such an old flower. They are caught up in history. They have a story to tell."