bouquet-of-roses-1246490_1920Everyone loves the sight of a rose from time to time, but how much do you really know about the flower you seem to love so much? The Autumn Hill Nursery team has put together a short guide to walk you through the basics of roses. Check it out!

Antique Roses

These roses are also called old or heritage roses and have been around since at least 1867 without being changed. This category of roses is known for their strong fragrance in early summer. These roses can grow to be very bountiful and require very little pruning, this is always a plus.

Popular Antique Roses

Lady Banks

Green Rose

Rose de Rescht

Francis Dubreuil

Baronne Prevost

Yolande d’Aragon

Modern Roses

These roses are also commonly referred to as hybrid roses. Modern/hybrid roses were created by taking the best parts of old rose varieties to create new and better roses. These varieties have been bred for specific color, size and fragrance, as well as, to resist disease and bloom for longer or more frequent periods.

Popular Modern Roses

Hybrid Tea Rose



Fragrant Plum

Amber Queen

Gold Metal


Wild Roses

These roses are also referred to as “species roses,” and are those that have been growing wild for thousands of years with no help or interference from people. These wildflowers commonly come in pink, red or white with five petals. Wild roses tend to be easy to maintain, very hardy, and bloom once per year.

Popular Wild Roses

Rugosa rose

Multiflora rose

For more information about our rose collection at Autumn Hill Nursery, visit our website or give us a call at 770-442-3901. Have you visited the nursery lately? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We love to hear from you!

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