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.
Secret™ : A wonderful blend of classic Hybrid Tea bud and flower form, with a seducing, spicy fragrance.
Bolero™ : This compact Romantica® has an extraordinarily strong fragrance of traditional rose mixed with tropical fruit.
Elle® : The strong fragrance of Elle®, combined with the high-centered blossoms, make this a great rose for cutting.
Eternal Flame™ : This Hybrid Tea has classically shaped, high-centered blooms of soft, flickering yellow.
Julio Iglesias™ : A striking Floribunda — bold, spicy, and suave like its namesake.
Liv Tyler™ : A sweet perfume of ripe apricots surrounds each coral pink, strongly quartered bloom of this new Hybrid Tea.
Peter Mayle™ :One of the most fragrant Romantica® roses.
Singin’ The Blues™ : An extremely fragrant deep lavender colored floribunda rose, it’s perfect for gardens in mild, dry, climates.
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.
Michelangelo™ : With its sweet lemony fragrance and its vibrantly saturated golden petals, this Romantica® rose will find a permanent home in our garden.