Rosa spinosissima picta (Species) From Loddiges' Botanical Cabinet vol. 7. t. 687 (1822)

The Scotch Roses have of late years been much cultivated, and both double and single seem capable of producing interminable varieties. The present was raised by us from seed about five years since; it is a particularly showy one, and well deserves encouraging.

These roses are not so readily increased by layers as the other kinds, but may be raised by suckers or cuttings of the roots. They are the earliest in bloom, sometimes coming out by the beginning or middle of May, and will grow in almost any soil, forming low bushy shrubs, which, as they flower in great profusion, are highly ornamental.