So-called "Modern Roses" are said to have originated with the introduction of the first Hybrid Tea rose, 'La France' in 1867. So, "Old Garden Rose" are those types that were around before that date.

For a long time, when someone mentioned the term "rose", most people immediately thought of hybrid teas and nothing more. Only the aficionados knew about the beautiful shrub roses that preceded 1867. Although it sounds strange, there are now many new cultivars of old garden roses.

Historically, the Chinese were credited with growing and breeding roses as much as 5,000 years ago. Europeans began using these plants around the first century A.D. and they have spread to most other parts of the world since that time.

The following list includes the various types of old garden roses that are still used in the home landscape to one degree or another.

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