James Mitchell

Returning to ancient roses, in this area that runs along the Rose Garden railing towards the entrance, there is a part of the collection of nineteenth-century roses, both climbing and bushes.

One of the most particular is “James Mitchell”, bred in 1861 by Verdier,  a French breeder. It is a moss rose, that is, an ancient  rose with a thick layer of moss  on the buds and stems with a characteristic musky smell, very small thorns on the branches and very fragrant pink flowers with open petals around a central eye. Typical sarmentose habit of old rose.