The Vintage Rosery
Needville, Texas

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken of the roses in our gardens located in Needville, Texas (zone 8b.)

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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.