Antique roses preserve a piece of history. Antique roses have survived in gardens long before modern counterparts. Their inherent beauty, richness, diversity, and ease of maintenance make them preferred by professional gardeners and homeowners alike.
Heritage roses could be of any class of rose that has been around a long time. Found roses are inclusive of the term Heritage Rose.
OLD GARDEN ROSES
Old Garden Roses are beautiful, fragrant and easy to grow. Their flowers vary in form and color according to variety. Some look like a 5 petaled apple blossom while others are round and full. Their fragrance can range from slight to strong.
OPEN GARDEN DAY SATURDAY, October 12th, 8-12PM
Call 352-215-6399 or 352-278-6399 to schedule a nursery visit or appt. for other times.
Rose Petals Nursery is located in a quiet park like setting in North Central Florida, along a tree canopy designated scenic road. Display Gardens featuring many varieties of Heritage Roses including Old Garden Roses, Antique Roses, Species Roses,Found Roses and rare roses all surrounding our indoor venue.
Near the Display Gardens the sales area is located where two sizes of own root rose plants are organized in a way that makes shopping easy. To aid visitors in the Sales Area, signs provide details and a photograph of each variety of the own root roses offered for sale. In addition to listing names and years of introduction, the signs also provide information about the approximate mature size of the plants, bloom characteristics, fragrances and/or rose class.
RPN has two plant sizes available - a one gallon size which is the shippable product and a larger size for PICK UP ONLY.
Mail-order year around is available for those customers who wish to order online. Please check the Event Calendar. The user-friendly website has convenient features such as:
- Estimated Shipping Options and Costs before your order is placed;
- Current listing of roses available;
- Wish List – a notification will be sent to you for all varieties you have added;
- Link to Help me Find/Roses – providing you with many more details and photos;
- Our Event Calendar – what is going on at Rose Petals Nursery;
- Favorites – a place just for you to store your favorites varieties.
Scheduled Open Garden Days announced on the Front Page of our website, Event Calendar and on Facebook. For all other days you may call or email to schedule a visit to RPN. Scheduled appointments allows more time for visitors to visualize the many varieties and learn about the roses they may not have seen at other nurseries or garden centers. A walk-through history if you will!
Garden Clubs, groups and associations as well as bus tours are welcome to use the Gardens and/or the Indoor Venue for meetings and luncheons. We offer workshops and rose related presentations tailored to the interest of the group.
Looking for that unique gift for some special occasion – birthdays, anniversaries or just to say thinking of you? How about sending them living “antiques” to provide color in their gardens and memories for years? At your request a handwritten card with your sentiments may be included with the roses you send.
Rose Petals Nursery is proud to offer 10% discount on rose purchases to Active Duty and Retired Members of the Military.
Every Rose Has A Story, These Are Some Of Our Most Loved Roses
Tea roses are thought to be a cross of R. chinensis and R. gigantea. Teas have a bushy habit of growth and are often found marking old home sites where they have survived for decades with no care.View All
Twiggy, smooth-wooded plants that put flowers out of every joint. Most are compact and short to moderate growers. Flowers come in white, pink and various shades of red.View All
Originating in South Carolina, these are ideal for Southern Gardens. Noisettes known for their fragrance may be trained as climber or grown as free standing roses in your garden.View All
Roses were first mentioned in Bermuda in 1639 by a shipwrecked Spaniard who described each home's gardens contained roses. Shipping lanes used Bermuda as a stop on many a journey.View All
Bourbon roses are named for the Ile Bourbon (now called Reunion) in the Indian Ocean. The Damask parent gave the blooms an almost intoxicating fragrance, while the China ancestor contributed the tendency to rebloom.View All