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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jun 28, 2019 1:55 PM CST
I've been using cinnamon (big containers from Costco) for years on my small brick patio inside my perennial garden, because I can't even stand in there with the ants if I don't use it. Today I found a small ant hill under a small pot I had inside (too lazy to put it away Hilarious! ) my large rose pot. The ants around there were driving me crazy, so I lifted up the small pot, and noticed the ant hill. So I put cinnamon all over there. It was amusing to see the ants step in it, then quickly move away. I looked on line to see if it's harmful to roses...nice to do AFTER I put the cinammon in. Whistling Anyway... cinnamon has lots of garden uses. I'm going to steep some cinnamon in water and spray it on the leaves that have powdery mildew. Apparently, bee keepers use it to keep ants out of their hives. It's great for rooting plants. Although, it said that UK cinnamon won't work, because they don't actually have cinnamon, but something else.

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Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
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jerijen
Jun 28, 2019 1:57 PM CST
COOL BEANS!!! Hurray!
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jun 28, 2019 3:12 PM CST
I know!!! nodding We don't get mosquitoes here anymore...but if we did, I'd put cinnamon in a water sprayer and spray myself!
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Jun 28, 2019 8:22 PM CST
Gonna have to give that a try!
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jun 28, 2019 11:53 PM CST
Yes, and cinnamon smells nice too! Like warm, fresh cookies!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 29, 2019 12:41 AM CST

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I love the smell of cinnamon. Carol, you know a lot about scents. Are there any roses with a cinnamon fragrance?
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jun 29, 2019 11:38 AM CST
Yes there are! Chandos Beauty has a fabulous, fabulous fragrance...and it's partly cinnamon. It's a glorious rose!! I think it's my favorite rose...and it blooms and blooms!!!




Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 29, 2019 1:22 PM CST

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Oh, good. I already have that one in my garden. I'll have to take a good sniff of it next time it blooms. I usually depend on my historic bearded irises for the delicious scents. They always smell more like food (chocolate, mint, lemon, vanilla, etc.) than flowers.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jun 29, 2019 4:19 PM CST
I have bearded irises, and I've never smelled them. I didn't know they had fragrance! Cool!

I used HMF's advanced search and these are roses that have cinnamon fragrance...there are more...but, I didn't recognize them

- Dick Clark
- English Sonnet
- Fragrant Surprise
- Lawrence of Arabia.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 29, 2019 6:12 PM CST

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Thank you, Carol. English Sonnet and Lawrence of Arabia are the same rose. I have that one and Dick Clark, so I'll have to smell them the next time they bloom.

It's mostly the older bearded irises that have an interesting fragrance. Irises are a little like roses in that respect: Many of the newer ones have no scent.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jun 30, 2019 7:36 AM CST
There is a rose with a strong cinnamon fragrance, R. soulieana.

Yes, bearded iris do have a scent! I made sure on my latest order that I got ones that were remontant and had scents! I won't get them until the last minute in the fall (last minute for the nursery but here it is so warm, it still may be too warm to plant them--we shall see). Can't wait to see what they do next year.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jun 30, 2019 7:54 PM CST
Zuzu - oh, they're the same rose! Blinking nodding I have an older french variety blooming in my garden...I've never smelled it. I'll try to remember to give it a whiff.

Mustbnuts - I looked up R. soulieana on hmf...looks like a good bloomer! Again, I'm surprised that irises have fragrance. I'll see tomorrow if mine do. Cool!

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