Ayrshire roses are a group of climbing roses that were first developed in the late 18th century by Scottish breeder George Aiton. They are known for their vigorous growth and ability to produce large clusters of small, fragrant flowers. Ayrshire roses are generally disease-resistant and winter-hardy, making them a popular choice for gardeners in colder climates. They come in a range of colors, including white, pink, and red.
One of the most famous Ayrshire roses is the ‘Bennet’s Seedling’, which was first introduced in 1843 and is still popular today. Another popular variety is the ‘Dundee Rambler’, which was bred in Scotland in 1875 and produces large clusters of pink flowers with a strong fragrance.
Ayrshire roses have won numerous awards and have been popular with gardeners and rose enthusiasts for over two centuries. They are a beautiful addition to any garden, adding height and texture to walls, trellises, and fences.