Plant Fragrant Roses in your garden to fill the air with the wonderful scent of roses, and enlighten your gardening experience!
When handed a rose, the first thing we do, is smell it.
Fragrances of roses, have been cherished for years. Since ancient times, the rose petals of fragrant roses have been used to scent perfumes.
Rose fragrance might be the main reason you want roses in your garden. If it is, then you must choose which variety best suits your garden plan. Fragrant Tea roses, fragrant Floribundas, fragrant Climbing roses, or perhaps a Heirloom rose with its delightful old-rose fragrance.
Any of these roses, when placed under windows, along walkways, or near seating areas, will fill the air with a wonderful scent of roses.
Each person has their own unique sense of smell. What one person thinks is a lovely smell could be offensive to others. But most of us agree... Roses with fragrance, smell wonderful!
When choosing roses that are fragrant,for your garden, make sure you choose ones that will thrive in your planting area.
Your planting zone will determine which types of fragrant roses
to grow in your garden!
Here are some names of roses with pictures to help you decide.
The scent of the rose depends on many things-
Fragrant Roses,(according to the rose experts)
Are most fragrant:
~ On a warm, still, humid day~
They have a stronger scent:
~When the rose is 3/4 open, in early afternoon, with a high relative humidity, and temperature is above 70 degrees ~
In warm climates, roses are most fragrant in the morning or evening. In colder climates, roses have the best fragrances in the late afternoon.
A rose scent, or fragrance, can make you relive a special memory, or reconnect with a past experience. For many of us, those old fashioned roses with that exotic, enticing scent of fragrant flowers, bring back wonderful childhood memories.
There are seven basic fragrances of roses.
Rose ~ Nasturtium ~ Apple ~ Violet ~ Clove ~ Lemon ~ and ~ Tea.
A glorious Floribunda rose with flowers that resemble a Hybrid Tea rose! The flowers are a stunning yellow, edged in pink. They have a strong, sweet rose fragrance.
The best flower color and size appear in cooler temperatures.
Hybridizer: Sheridan 1982
He named this flower after his wife. It has won many awards.
Impressive coral/orange blooms that produce a heady fragrance of expensive perfume.
An upright bush that grows 4 1/2 feet tall by 3 1/2 feet wide.
It is a constant bloomer.
Hardy zones 5-10 Just one bloom will perfume an entire garden!
(If you live in the right zone, give this one a try!) Learn more about the Fragrant Cloud Fragrant Roses
This is a very fragrant Hybrid Tea garden rose that grows upright, and tall. It can easily grow 5-7ft.
The lovely dark red flowers are not only fragrant, but have beautiful exhibition form, typical with Hybrid Tea roses.
The fragrance is intense.
The velvety red blooms are stunning in the garden.
The most fragrant yellow Hybrid Tea!
Dark yellow blooms are like a beacon in the garden.
A strong citrus fragrance.
Grows 5-6 feet
All on a very vigorous plant
Long stems are great for cutting.
(when the word perfume is in the name, you know it smells good!
This is a Floribunda with burgundy and white/cream colored gorgeous flowers! The old-fashioned form, and striped flowers make this rose unique, and a must have for rose-lovers!
While the color display is wonderful, the real attraction is the fragrance. Very intense, and spicy.
The neatly rounder bush grows 3-4ft.
The fragrance on the Double Delight Rose, is intense! A spicy, intoxicating scent, like expensive perfume. For Hybrid teas, they are one of the most fragrant roses. It has won several awards for its fragrance.
This Hybrid tea is very disease resistant. The plant is vigorous, and blooms abundantly.
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