"Petite Pink Scotch" rose References
"This is a lovely mounding Rose of 3-4' that is showered with sprays of tiny, double, pink roses in late spring. A refreshing choice cascading over a stone wall or for hot sunny banks that beg for something besides junipers, cotoneaster or liriope. The foliage stays clean all summer. An added bonus is salt-tolerance, making it a good choice for coastal gardens. It is also tolerant of a wide range of soils from heavy clay to sand. Found in 1949 in the garden of an 18th century plantation near Wilmington, NC, an area settled by Scottish and English immigrants, who brought this favorite along. Not native."
Book (2000) Page(s) 167. Includes photo(s).
"Petite Pink Scotch" (Found) has a habit very different than that of 'Red Cascade'. Tiny leaves cover dozens of arching branches on a shrub 2-foot tall by 4-foot wide. The thick, finely textured plants have little resemblance to traditional roses. Blooms are tiny, half inch, pink pompons that tightly cover the canes. The rose, found in 1949 by Jackson M. Batchelor of Willard, North Carolina, was growing in the garden of a 1750s plantation home on the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, NC. The area was originally settled by Scottish and English immigrants, and Mr. Batchelor speculates that this rose came with them, explaining the found name given it. (The rose shows no relationship to the 'Scotch Rose', R. spinosissima). Edging made of rock, wood, or metal around garden beds are accented by "Petite Pink Scotch's" graceful habit.