The Vintage Rosery
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken of the roses in our gardens located in Needville, Texas (zone 8b.)
Sir Thomas Lipton
One of the few Rugosa roses to do well in this climate (most are better grown north of I-10), `Sir Thomas Lipton' is a wonderful hedge rose. It blooms off and on throughout the growing season, mostly in spring in fall. The scented blooms are creamy white with a delicious fragrance. It is very thorny, making it ideal if used as a 6 to 8 foot screen. Of course, the leathery foliage of the Rugosa's are always a show stopper any time of the year.
aka: R. rugosa 'Sir Thomas Lipton'
Bred in United States in 1900 by Dr. Walter Van Fleet.