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Scots Roses
The Scots rose (r. pimpinellifolia or r. spinossima, also known as the Burnet Rose) is native to the colder climates of Northern Europe. The rose was widely used in the mid-1800s for hybridizing with other roses: it's very tough, will tolerate salt, and has small smooth leaves, and the small but profuse flowers have a nice scent

Most bloom in June and early July here, but some of the modern Scots rose hybrids will re-bloom during the summer. Very hardy and very unusual. I usually carry the varieties listed below.

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We grow a wide variety of hardy roses, but not every rose llsted on the site is always in stock. Check this page:

roses in stock

We sell plants from the farm location only: we do not ship plants.

Species Latin Description Width Height Zone
Doorenbos Selection An exceptional low-growing rose with single deep maroon flowers with a golden centre. Dense foliage, lovely fragrance, and stunning flower colour in a very hardy rose.

Not susceptible to disease.
2’ 5’ 2
Double Scotch White Developed from the Scottish rose, this has a dense mounding shape with healthy foliage. Like all of the Scots roses, the leaves are very small.

Small white flowers cover the bush in late spring and early summer. Very fragrant.
2’ 3’ 3
Frulingsgold (Spring Gold) Rosa ‘Frulingsgold’ Large, semi-double flowers open in a rich, golden yellow then soften to a pale primrose. These richly scented flowers are cupped around golden stamens and bloom profusely in late spring.

This shrub has strong, arching, bristly branches and can be trained as a climber, used as an informal hedge, or left as a shrub. Good resistance to powdery mildew.
7’ 8’ 4
Kakwa 1973 A spectacular show of white flowers in spring, Kakwa is one of the first roses to bloom each spring. Creamy white double flowers with a powerful fragrance. Kakwa also has an unusual feature: the rosehips are black.

Developed in northern Alberta: very hardy.
4’ 4’ 3
Mary Queen of Scots Stunning flowers: off-white with a lilac tinge, and with purplish markings around the edge of each petal.

The plant is very hardy, with small leaves and black-maroon rose hips in the fall.
2-3’ 2-3’ 3
Pole Star (Polestjarnan) Pure white double flowers on a very vigourous climber. Blooms for about three weeks in mid-summer. Polestar can also be used as a groundcover.
Do not prune heavily in spring: it flowers on old wood.

Disease-resistant and very hardy, it is also known as White Star of Finland (and about six other names).

10’ 8’ 2
Stanwell Perpetual Large, fragrant, fully double flowers open as a soft, mauve-pink which fades to a blush-white. Forms a dense, twiggy shrub with very prickly, arching branches. The grey-green, sometimes mottled foliage is highly disease resistant. Repeat blooms from late spring through a few hard frosts. Outstanding for an old garden rose! This English variety was introduced in 1838. 5-8’ 6’ 4