Stop and Smell the … Our List of the Most Fragrant Roses

By Jacques Ferare and Kristen Smith

Recently, one of our Facebook fans asked us to list our 10 most fragrant roses. What a good question! We put our heads together and came up with 10 – plus two more. Plant any of these in your garden and enjoy their lovely fragrances all season long!

Yves Piaget™ : Perfectly combines old-fashioned form, strong color and rich fragrance on a plant that keeps blooming and blooming.

Yves Piaget™

Yves Piaget™

Secret™ : A wonderful blend of classic Hybrid Tea bud and flower form, with a seducing, spicy fragrance.

Secret™

Secret™

Bolero™ : This compact Romantica® has an extraordinarily strong fragrance of traditional rose mixed with tropical fruit.

Bolero™

Bolero™

Elle® : The strong fragrance of Elle®, combined with the high-centered blossoms, make this a great rose for cutting.

Elle™

Elle™

Eternal Flame™ : This Hybrid Tea has classically shaped, high-centered blooms of soft, flickering yellow.

Eternal Flame™

Eternal Flame™

Julio Iglesias™ : A striking Floribunda — bold, spicy, and suave like its namesake.

Julio Iglesias™

Julio Iglesias™

Liv Tyler™ : A sweet perfume of ripe apricots surrounds each coral pink, strongly quartered bloom of this new Hybrid Tea.

Liv Tyler™

Liv Tyler™

Milwaukee’s Calatrava™: The name of the rose was chosen by its creator, native Milwaukeean, Bill Radler, who is also the breeder of the revolutionary Knock Out® Rose.  Very strong, citrus scent.

Milwaukee's Calatrava™

Milwaukee’s Calatrava™

Peter Mayle™ :One of the most fragrant Romantica® roses.

Peter Mayle™

Peter Mayle™

Singin’ The Blues™ : An extremely fragrant deep lavender colored floribunda rose, it’s perfect for gardens in mild, dry, climates.

Singin' the Blues™

Singin’ the Blues™

The McCartney Rose™ : Offered as a birthday gift by his record company to Sir Paul, the enormous deep rosy pink buds mature to massive blooms with a strong spice fragrance.

The McCartney Rose™

The McCartney Rose™

Michelangelo™ : With its sweet lemony fragrance and its vibrantly saturated golden petals, this Romantica® rose will find a permanent home in our garden.

Michelangelo™

Michelangelo™

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