The Fragrant Cloud Rose, with its lovely coral/orange blooms,is one of the most fragrant roses of the Hybrid tea roses.
The strong fragrance is described as: Intense, damask, spicy, fruity, citrus, and sharp.
The color is a coral-red to geranium red, sometimes appearing as deep/orange red. The flowers on the Fragrant Cloud rose, are large, and exhibition form. They are classic Hybrid Tea roses, that hold their color well.
Deeper colors will occur on these Hybrid roses in cooler temperatures.
This beautiful plant often blooms in sprays, making it look more like a Floribunda.
It was the worlds best selling rose for many years after it's introduction. This rose was introduced in Europe in 1963, but not brought into the United States until Jackson & Perkins introduced it in 1968.
Type Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybridizer Tantau 1963
Blooms Coral/red blooms are 5' across, with 28-35 petals.
Growth Habits This upright bush is vigorous, and bushy It grows 4-5'.
Foliage Medium size, dark green, and glossy
Awards Royal National Rose Society Gold Medal 1963, Portland Gold Medal 1966, World Federation of Rose Societies Hall of Fame 1981, J.A Gamble Fragrance Award 1969, Presidents International Trophy, Royal National Rose Society 1964
Hardy Zone 6-9
This Tea Rose has better-than-average disease resistance, and is very winter hardy.
The beautiful 3 1/2 to 5" flowers are high centered when first open, but become flat and decorative as they mature.
The bush is a prolific bloomer and is quick to repeat.
As you can see by all the awards it has, most agree that this is a very special rose.
The captivating fragrance, makes these 'Most Fragrant roses' one that will surely get your attention!
When a rose has the word (fragrant) in its title, you know it will be very fragrant.
What better cutting roses, than ones with an intense fragrance?
One of it's many awards, include the gold medals of the RNRS and Portland, as well as the rarely awarded James Alexander Gamble Medal for fragrance.