First to Show – the start of the Roses

Rosa pimpinellifolia  aka. the Burnet rose.

One of the first roses to come out each year and what a ray of sunshine these blooms create when they appear.


Such a delicate looking rose bloom but don’t be fooled. This is not a rose for the faint-hearted. R. piminellifola is very thorny and suckers wildly. A firm hand is required to keep her where you want her to be.


Planted in part shade in sandy, rocky soil, this rose thrives. Would be very suitable for a wild garden. or a sandy location near the ocean. This is a once bloomer so after a month of bloom, I just whack her back and ignore her till the following year.