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Ancient roses


Question: Ancient roses


I'm Pasquale Del Mastro. I am writing to you because I have heard of "old roses" and would like to know more.


Ancient roses: Answer: Ancient roses


Dear Pasquale,
We speak of "old roses" or "old roses" with reference to the most widespread and cultivated roses before the introduction of Tea hybrids on the market.
These roses are grouped into 13 subdivisions based on their origin. It is usually roses that produce smaller and less showy flowers than tea hybrids and with a shorter flowering, but they are very fragrant and resist well to animal and fungal parasites. I'm not
readily available on the market even if they deserve to be still grown in the garden. In recent years, however, a process of rediscovery and revaluation of these essences is underway.