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Your 10 Most Fragrant Roses

Roses are admired for their fragrance and large beautiful blooms every garden should have a few.  Fragrance   has been described as the very soul of a rose. There is the rich heady fragrances of the Old Roses as in the Centifolias and Damasks but there is also the myrrh-like fragrance of the English Roses.

 Hybrid teas, as a whole, are not usual very fragrant, but the breeders excelled in providing some excellent fragrant varieties.
The English Roses have a particularly strong fragrance which they inherit from the old varieties.  They are the most fragrant of all roses, not excluding the Old Roses themselves.

After growing roses for many years, I have my favorites listed below and I think you will agree.
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Madame Isaac Pereire



Considered one of the most fragrant roses in history, 'Madame Isaac Pereire' bears petal-filled, deep raspberry-rose flowers in spring and again in summer.

Size: To 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide    Zones: 6-9

 

Honey Perfume


This award-winning floribunda rose bears beautiful 4-inch-wide, strongly fragrant, apricot-yellow blooms that appear in clusters. It's compact, too, and offers good resistance to powdery mildew and rose rust.

Size: To 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide     Zones: 5-9



Fragrant Plum



Noteworthy for its
color (lavender blushing to smoky purple at the edges) and its sweet scent (rich and plum-like), 'Fragrant Plum' is a hybrid tea that bears almost perfectly shaped flowers that look stunning in a vase.
Size: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide   Zones: 5-9



Heritage



Another outstanding English rose,
Heritage bears petal-filled soft-pink blooms that smell of sweet lemons. Many gardeners appreciate that it has fewer (at least than most roses) thorns on its canes and good disease resistance.

Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide  Zones: 5-9



Mister Lincoln

An award-winning rose born in 1965 that's just as popular today, it features rich, velvety-red roses packed with a strong fragrance. Some rose experts say 'Mister Lincoln' set the standard for red roses.

Size: To 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide   Zones: 5-9

 

Louise Odier



Bred in 1851, this vigorous old
garden rose remains popular for its strength as a cut flower, use in the landscape (it makes a stunning hedge!), constant supply of summertime blooms, and intense sweet fragrance.

Size: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide     Zones: 5-9



Fragrant Cloud



Your instincts are right if 'America' climbing rose reminds you of 'Fragrant Cloud'; this selection is one of America's parents. Like its offspring, it's an award winner that offers a captivating fragrance in its big coral-red blooms. 'Fragrant Cloud', however, is a vigorous hybrid tea with a lot of flower power.

Size: To 5 feet tall and wide     Zones: 5-9

 

Double Delight




One of the most distinctive hybrid tea roses, 'Double Delight' bears creamy white flowers with rich, cherry-red edges that deepen as the flower ages, as well as a knock-your-socks-off fragrance. It's one of the most dramatic and dependable roses in the
garden.

Size: To 5 feet tall and wide    Zones: 3-9



Gertrude Jekyll



Most English roses are wonderfully fragrant, so it's no surprise David Austin's 'Gertrude Jekyll' made the list. This easy-growing stunner offers great disease resistance and wonderful medium-pink flowers on a vigorous plant.

Size: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide      Zones: 5-9

 

Madame Alfred Carriere



Another old-rose classic, this climbing rose was born in 1879 and features pink-blushed white flowers with a strong spicy-sweet scent. It bears a continuous supply of blooms and is perfect for clothing a wall or
pergola (especially since it bears fewer thorns than most roses).

Size: To 16 feet tall and 9 feet wide   Zones: 6-9





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