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Thornless roses in your English Garden



Roses for your English Garden that have either very few thorns or are entirely thornless.

Ideal for use near the house or beside paths or arbours


Shrub roses

Schoener’s Nutana – deep pink flowers – grows to 6 foot, good for poor soils - has a slight fragrance.

James Galway – pink blooms - an English rose - grows to 5 foot - disease resistant – has a pleasant fragrance.

John Clare – deep crimson flowers – grows to 3 foot – has a delicate light fragrance.

Mme Legras de St Germain – creamy white blooms – grows to 6 foot – wonderful scent.

Cardinal de Richelieu – rich crimson purple -grows to 6 foot – has a rich strong fragrance




Climbing or Rambling Roses.



Aimee Vibert – pure white blooms – grows to 10 foot – late flowering – lovely strong scent fragrant.

Amadis – deep crimson purple – grows to 10 foot plus – early flowering – only a slight fragrance.

Bleu Magenta – deep rich purple fading to pale violet – grows to 12 foot – sweetly scented, will tolerate a shady spot.

Gishlaine de Feligonde – orange-yellow flowers – grows to 8 foot – shade tolerant – fragrant.

Goldfinch – golden yellow to primrose yellow –grows to 8-10 foot – strong fruity fragrance.

Kathleen Harrop –light pink flowers – grows to 8-10 foot – perpetual flowering – very fragrant

Rose-Marie Viaud - rich crimson purple blooms – grows to 12 foot – shade tolerant - alas no scent.

Violette – dark crimson purple flowers – grows to 15 foot – has a subtle light fragrance

Zepherine Drouhin – deep pink blooms – grows to 12 foot, strong fragrance – happy on north facing walls.


I have this book which has all you need to know about roses - it is easy to use and has some wonderful photographs.

Encyclopedia of Roses


Enjoy your garden!

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