Antique Rose–Rosa alba

Ancient, antique, old or heirloom; these roses have been around a while.  The alba rose was grown during the Roman Empire, two thousand years ago.  Alba is thought to be a hybrid of R. canina and R. damascena or R. gallica.  The flower color ranges from white through medium pink.  Blooms are double to very double rosettes, yet rarely large.  Typical of old roses, albas … Continue reading Antique Rose–Rosa alba