Every year there are new varieties of roses. Only a very few of the varieties become classics. But behind the multitude of rose varieties on the market, there are those that date back closer to the wild original varieties sometimes called antique varieties. When I was young we had huge almost wild rose vines growing at both ends of our property. The fragrance of these roses was unforgettable along with their beauty and simplicity. These roses, although not likely antiques, remind me of those roses of my youth.