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Ten Most Fragrant Roses:


was talking in another post about roses and how they don’t seem to have scent these days. remembered I had a list of fragrant roses, and just found it, if it’s of use.

Ten Most Fragrant Roses:

American Rose Society List – (alphabetical order)

1. Aida – Medium Red
2. Captain Harry Stebbings – Deep Pink
3. Dublin – Medium Red
4. Folklore – Orange Blend
5. Fragrant Cloud – Orange Red
6. Limelight – Light Yellow
7. Miss All-American Beauty – Deep Pink
8. Mr. Lincoln – Dark Red
9. Royal Highness – Light Pink
10. Tiffany – Pink Blend

anyone got any more to add? I’m particularly interested in mini or at least smaller plants

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Madame Isaac Pereira, a climber who flowers her socks off all summer and has the strongest scent of any rose i have ever grown.

25 May, 2014


Albertine.....very prone to mildew
my grandad grew miniature masquerade, small yellow buds that end up red as they open wide.....and to me smell of pepper!
Dad liked ena harkness......
everyone at the time , the early 50's grew Peace..

25 May, 2014


As far as I know Fragrant Cloud is the number one. At least it was until recently. I have quite a few scented roses and a climbing rose called Etoile de Hollande is very fragrant.

25 May, 2014


Gertrude Jekyll. Not small but oh so fragrant. In fact I would include all of the Austin roses that I have in my garden: Brother Cadfael, Teasing Georgia, Crocus Rose, Crown Princess Marguerita, Summer Song and Charlotte.

25 May, 2014


wow, writing like mad here making notes! thanks all!!

25 May, 2014


A lovely climber called Compassion, Fran. I cut mine back each year so it doesn't go mad and the delicious scent is not out of reach :)
I also have a scented mini pink climber but no idea of it's name I'm afraid.

26 May, 2014


thanks, Gee, adding Compassion to my list, it sounds lovely.

27 May, 2014

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