Breeze Hill

Doing a search for first generation Wichuranas with yellow ancestry, I came across this slightly remontant rose of old-fashioned form. THe photos are quite attractive.

No progeny is listed. Anyone have any experience with it?




It looks pretty. Ive been looking at various ramblers myself. Ive been looking for a good start on making a modern white climber. It’s funny that the species ramblers are predominantly white yet a good white climber is few and far between.

Breeze Hill looks very strange–romantic.

I have no experience with Breeze Hill. Last week I was studying Golden Glow and its parents and descendants that might interest you:

Golden Glow is a yellow climber that is two generations away from R. wichurana, if we can believe the stated parentage of Helpmefind.

Glenn Dale, the seed parent of Golden Glow, is a first generation hybrid that is still available and has 9 descendants, 7 of which Glenn Dale was the seed parent. Some of the second generation descendants of Glenn Dale are repeat flowering.

Jadae, Guirlande d’amour from Lens is a repeat flowering white multiflora rambler. Although the flowers are small, it is repeat flowering and very disease resistant. It has been used to generate triploids. One of those, Cera, won the Gold Medal at The Hague this year. It is fertile and can be used to generate tetraploids, if I remember correctly.


Hey thanks. I’ll check it out!

Lens is one of my favorite breeders. Im having trouble with his Bukavu, though. It isnt highly fertile.

I’m not familiar with Breeze Hill but doing a little searching around came across the Barbier nursery.

To partially quote The American Rose Society Encyclopedia of Roses: The famous french Barbier nursery introduced Wichurana Ramblers to Europe over a century ago. Rene Barbier and his partners in the Barbier nursery were based near Orleans in Olivet. They produced Wichurana ramblers with large scented and beautifully shaped flowers. There are 33 Barbier hybrids still in existence all introduced between 1900 and 1980. Together they amount to the single most impressive group of Wichurana ramblers ever produced including Francois Juranville (1906), Albertine (1921), Joseph Liger (1909), Francois Poisson (1902), Desire Bergera (1910) Jules Levacher (1908), Valentin Beaulier (1902), Alexandre Tremouillet (1903), Francois Foucard (1901), Jacotte (1920), Leontine Gervais (1903)Paul Transon (1900) and Primevere (1929).

Most of the Barbier ramblers were crosses between Rosa Wichurana and Tea roses and later Hybrid Teas. They are more floriferous but less hardy than ramblers that have hybrid Perpetuals as one of their parents.

The Barbier family also bred and introduced the first Wichurana Polyantha, Renoncule in 1911 as well as a number of hybrids such as Rustica (1929) a seedling of Harison’s Yellow and Wichmoss (1911) a cross between Rosa wichurana and Salet.

The available pictures of some of these roses show mostly the same flower type and growth habit of Breeze Hill. Very interesting.

I orderd Jersey beauty for this Spring to cross with teas. It is once blooming but has produced several repeat blooming offspring. Probably the best known is Belinda’s dream. It is very disease resistant and has produced some yellows when crossed with other yellows and one of its parents is a yellow tea. Good luck.


I added both Golden Glow and Gen Dale because of their close ancestry with wichurana. Golden Glow came as a small plant from Sequoia and is just getting up to size for me this year. Hopefully is makes it through the transition of moving from Nebraska to Idaho.

It has been fairly hardy for me but has yet to be tested in a fairly cold zone 5 winter. Last winter didn