Fragrant and Scented Roses for the UK
The fragrance of scented roses in the garden creates instant impact at the height of the season. Many varieties of roses are scented, however the fragrance produced differs from rose to rose and intensity also differs. We guide through our top ten scented roses for the garden, an interesting collection or fragrant roses all with their own beauty. How to choose a rose for scent and how to plant a rose. Links to rose nurseries and rose growers.
Best Fragrant Roses for the Garden
The perfume or fragrance of roses it a part of the great appeal these plants have had for centuries. Some roses have a very strong fragrance others are more subtle. Our collection includes:
Ispahan is one of the most fragrant of all roses. A heavy Damask Fragrance and a long flowering rose.
- Double Delight
A more spicy fragrance than some, long flowering and excellent double flowers as well.
- Jude The Obscure
A strong citrus fragrance with wonderful complex yello petals.
- Gertude Jekyll
Another with a strong scent. Nice deep pink flowers.
- Abraham Darby
A nice fruity scent. Pink flowers.
- Memorial Day
Great for cut flowers and fragrance, however this one performs best in a warmer climate. However well worth a try in a sheltered position
- Dublin Bay
A climber with fragrance, repeat flowering and great clusters of red flowers, no wonder its so popular
- Etoille de Holland
An old rose with a distinctly Damask perfume. Scarlet blooms and great on a rose arbor.
- Ardoisse de Lyon
A repeat flowering rose with a sweet fragrance.
- Zepherine Drouin
A climbing fragrant rose with dark pink flowers. This is almost thornless, and vigorous as well.
Did you know.
Roses are more fragrant in the morning than in the afternoon.