Mornington Botanical Rose Garden
Incorporating a Heritage Rose Garden –
Planted by the Mornington Peninsula Heritage Rose Group in 2013, and completed in 2014
“Found or Recovered Roses” These roses are a small selection of roses that have been rescued
from old farms, gardens, cemeteries and nurseries around Australia but have not been
identified. They have been given “Study names” and were propagated from the David Ruston
National Rose Collection in Renmark but are not commercially available.
With the meeting room on your right, start with the rose behind the rock closest to the
meeting room and work in a clockwise direction.
Rose Bed No Heritage 93
36. “Von Doussa Children” – Collected in the Adelaide Hills. Possibly Portland
37. “Ebenezer Button-Eyed” – HP. Collected Barossa Valley. Greg Lowery suggested it may be
Caroline de Sansal
38. “Anne Plueckhahn” – Collected mid-north SA
39 “Ann Weld” – Collected Adelaide Hills. Possibly Bourbon-China. Photographed incorrectly as
“Octavus Weld” in Botanica’s Roses
40. “Euroa Pale Pink” – HP. Collected Victoria.
41 “Old Anlaby” – HP. “ Collected mid-north SA. Labelled incorrectly as Mrs. John Laing
42. “ Miels Children” – Collected Adelaide Hills. Similar to Sydonie
43 “Shalice” – HP or Portland. Collected Sth Gippsland.
41 “Old Anlaby” – HP. Collected mid-north SA. Labelled incorrectly as Mrs. John Laing.
44. “Miss Curry” – HP. Collected South Gippsland
45. “Anne Wooley” – Bourbon.. Lost original name. Best guess is Emotion , 1862 – which has
almost disappeared from commerce worldwide. Flowers are exquisite and appear in flushes. Bush
grows to about 1m. Collected Adelaide Hills
46 .“Peace’s Best” – Collected near Geelong. Possibly a gallica. Spring Flowering. Will thicket
locally but not travel. Makes large fountaining shrub.
47. “Mylor Primary” – HP, mauve-pink, tall.
48. “Crafers Pink” /syn “Proeve’s Pink” – collected Adelaide Hills. Large fountaining shrub.
Spring flowering only.
49 .“Gomersal” – Damask perpetual. Collected Barossa valley. Common cemetery rose in SA.
Across Centre of bed- left to right
50. “David’s Dilemma” – Stunning fully petalled pink rose found near Yea in Vic and given to
David Ruston by John Nieuwesteeg. May possibly be Socrate – Robert and Moreau. France, 1858.
1.5- spreading 2m wide. – Centre left
51. “Almerta Orchard Pink”- smaller growing. Centre right
52. “Bird Children Pink” occurred in Jane Zammit’s nursery
Roses in Bed No. Heritage 94 _- at far end of Meeting Room known as China Rose Bed
From top of bed.
53. Bloomfield Abundance – Thomas, USA. 1920, China/floribunda/polyantha.. Salmon pink.
Sylvia (hybrid wichurana,Paul,1911) x Dorothy Page Roberts
54. Serratipetala ( sold as) – Found China rose. Crimson. 60- 120cm
55 Hermosa x 3 – Marchesseau, 1832. 1.1m- mid pink
56. Cramoisi Superieur – Breeder unknown but before 1818 in Belgium. Deep pink almost red
57. Gloire de Rosomanes 1.2 m -Single bright pink
58. Camelia Rose Nicolas-Joseph Prevost. France circa 1830. 1.5m – pink.
59. Duke of York – China Rose. William Paul, 1893. Deep pink/white, large double blooms.
60. Old Blush – Also known as Parson’s Pink. Derived from rosa chinensis and is generally
accepted as the first east Asian rose to reach Europe- 1752/53. Amazed Europeans as it was the first
rose they had seen to repeat bloom. The Chinas and the Teas became the foundation for breeding
many new classes of roses. Blooms thoughout the season. Pink 1.8m.
Bed No Heritage 94 -_ continues along the left of the Meeting Room steps when facing steps-
Australian Bred (except for Mme Hardy) From left to right
25 Carabella – Floribunda. Reithmueller. Australia 1960. Almost thornless. 150 cm x 1 m
31 Mme Hardy – near corner. Bred France 1831 by Julien-Alexandre Hardy. White alba. Spring
32 Springsong – Polyantha. Reithmueller , 1954. Carmine pink, semi double. Seedling of Otto
33.Amazing Grace. Bruce Chapman.Vic. Before 2004. Whte hybrid tea. White spray x Aotoroa
24. Lorraine Lee x 3 – Alister Clark -1923. Jessie Clark (GIG) 1915 x Capitaine Millet(T) 1901.
Classified as a tea rose, not a hybrid tea. Coral. 2m x 1.5m.
Bed No Heritage 95
Bed to Right of Meeting Room steps- when facing steps. – Australian Bred Roses (except
for Mme Hardy) From left to right
24 Lorraine Lee x 5 – Alister Clark -1923. Jessie Clark (GIG) 1915 x Capitaine Millet(T) 1901.
Classified as a tea rose, not a hybrid tea. Coral. 2m x 1.5m.
25. Carabella – Floribunda. Reithmueller. Australia 1960. Almost thornless. 150 cm
26. Cicely Lascelles – Alister Clark. Australia 1932. Hybrid Tea climber. Frau Oberhofgartner x
Scorcher . Pink shaded salmon.
27. Melbourne Town- Bruce Chapman,Vic. 2002. Hybrid Tea. Kardinal 85 x St Patrick. Pink
28. The Allies – Australian bred polyantha. 1930. CW Heers Australia. 1930. White/ pink blend. 45
29. Beauty of Glenhurst – Australian bred China . 1990’s – seedling of Parson’s Pink. Raised 1979.
Morley, SA. 1983
30. Acervate – Australian bred polyantha 1934, Miers. Queensland. Pinkish/lavender.
31 Mme Hardy – Bred France 1831 by Julien-Alexandre Hardy. White alba. Spring flowering. 2m
32. Tarrawarra – Australian bred polyantha 1990’s. Bred by Nieuwesteeg. Vic, 1991 Seedling of
Rosa multiflora -Nana
Bed No. Heritage 96. Crescent shaped bed on the left of the disabled access ramp
Rare Tea Roses – but still commercially available from specialist nurseries
From left to right
1. Princess de Sagan – sold commercially as this but possibly Professeur Ganiviat. Definitely not the
original Princess de Sagan 1890. Very tall. 2m x2m. Small pointy buds. Good cut flower.
2. Lady Hillingdon – Papa Gontier.( T )1882 x Mme Hoste( T)- 1887. Lowe & Shawyer, UK, 1910.
Golden Yellow- 2m x2m. David Ruston’s favourite rose
3. Mme de Tartas – sold commercially as this. Found by John Nieuwesteeg in Alexandra. Same as
”Isabel Smith” which is at Rookwood Cemetery. Tall and wide as it is high.
4. Marie van Houtte – Mme Tartas.T. 1859 x Mme Falcot T. 1858. Ducher, France, 1871 Cream/
pink/carmine. Very big. Over 2m x2m.
5. Alexander Hill Gray- A Dickson, Northern Ireland, 1911 Pale yellow. 1.50m x 1m
6. Raubritter – (Hybrid macrantha-bred from species- not a tea rose) Kordes rose 1936. Pink,
globular, fragrant. Planted to tumble down over the bank. Spring flowering.
7. Anna Olivier – Ducher, France,1872. Apricot. 2m x 1m
8. Rubens – Robert & Moreau, France,1859. Parentage unknown. White/cream/pink. Vigorous
growth, tall and open. Many branches thornless
9. Rose sold as Amelia Anderson – as yet not identified. Comes from Bishops Lodge, Hay. Cream/
10. Unknown.. lost name..
11. Comtesse de Labarthe – Bernede, France. 1857. Parentage unknown Widely known and sold as
Duchess de Brabant . Pink tall dense bush.
12. William R Smith – Maman Cochet (T)1892 x Mme Hoste (T) 1887.Bagg. USA. 1908 greenish/
yellow/pink. 2m x 1.5m
13. White Maman Cochet – Sport of Maman Cochet(T) 1892. 2m x2m.
14. Mme Antoine Marie- Mari/Jupeau, France 1901. Parentage unknown. Pale cream to soft
pink.vigorous, grows wider than high. Can be successfully grown in a pot.
15. Rose sold as Papillon – Identity unclear. (Possibly the same as Mrs Heggie’s red tea) it gets
enormous! 2m x 1m. pink /blend.
16. Mrs Foley Hobbs – A. Dickson, Northern Ireland. Lime/ white /pale pink 2m x2m
Bed No. Heritage 97.
Bed on the right hand side of disabled access path.
All rare Tea Roses – but still commercially available. From left to right
17. Safrano – Seedling of Parks Yellow Tea-Scented China. Beauregard,France. 1839. Pale apricot
and yellow. Tall vigorous growth
18. General Gallieni – Souvenir de Therese Levet (T) 1882 x Reine Emma des pays-Bas (T)
1879.G. Nabonnand, France,1899. Crimson/ salmon. 2m x2m
19. Monsieur Tillier – Bernaix, France, 1891. Also sold as Archiduc Joseph . Tall 2m x2m.
20. Souvenir de Pierre Notting -.Marechal Niel (TN x Maman Cochet (T). Soupert & Notting.
Luxembourg. 1902 Yellow. Tall and branching.
21. Rosette Delizy – General Gallieni (T) x Comtesse Bardi (T). P. Nabonnand, France, Red/
golden yellow. 1.5 x 1.5 m
22. Etoile de Lyon – Seedling of Mme Charles (T). 1864. Guillot fils. France 1881. Cream/Yellow.
23. Hugo Roller – Paul. UK 1907.Various Australian sources. Sometimes sold as ”Penelope Tea”.
Yellow/ carmine to dark red.
Rose in bed No H98… with three rocks
35. Omneiensis Pteracantha -Species. White single 4 petal rose. Stunning red hooked thorns..
Spring flowering. Flower sometimes called the Maltese Cross
Rose on Living Tree
34. General MacArthur. – Hybrid tea climber. Scarlet. Up to 15 feet. Bred by Hugh Dickson.
1923. Collected WA.
Tea Roses –Old roses for Warm Gardens. Lynne Chapman, Noelene Drage, Di Durston, Jenny
Jones, Hillary Merrifield, Billy West. Rosenberg. 2008.Australia
Catalogue Tea-Noisette – China Collection at Ruston’s Roses: Commenced 2007. March 2013 list.
The Chinas and the Teas became the foundation for breeding many new classes of roses.
(T) = Tea rose
HP = Hybrid Perpetual
GIG = Gigantea
Heritage Rose enthusiasts worldwide have inspired the resurrection of these roses .