Roses forum: Hello from Willinator; Some of my favorite fragrant roses

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Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
Apr 29, 2020 7:25 AM CST
Hello everyone,

I thought with the wet weather to talk about my favorite fragrant roses that I have grown:

I really liked 'Mrs. B. R. Cant' which to me smelled like Grapefruit
and I liked my 'Dainty Bess' that smelled of cinnamon. I was also
partial to 'Autumn Damask' which had that wonderful Damask Rose scent.
And I liked 'Comtesse de Larthe' (or 'Duchess de Brabant') which had the classic
tea scent. And I enjoy and enjoyed 'Maggie' and 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' my
bourbon roses which had what I would describe as a classic rose scent.

So, What are some of y'alls favorites? Confused
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gardenfish
Apr 29, 2020 8:38 AM CST
These two: Heirloom, a modern hybrid tea, and this one, an unknown hybrid tea? I'm not sure what it is! In the pick of the roses in the vase it's the largest bloom on the left. It measures 7" across. Also, ( no pics) Angel Face, Iceberg, Fragrant cloud( mine is not blooming yet), and climbing America, pic here also. Double delight is great, too.







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seilMI
Apr 29, 2020 5:43 PM CST
Golden Celebration always smells devine. Reine des Violettes does too, And I'm a sucker for Double Delight!

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Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
Apr 29, 2020 7:26 PM CST
If I were a big fan of Hybrid Tea roses I do know that 'Double Delight' is very fragrant.
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gardenfish
Apr 30, 2020 12:58 AM CST
I'm not a huge fan of hybrid teas but there are some very good ones, like the ones previously mentioned. I'm thinking the really good ones are all old( relatively so) varieties. More great ones are Mr. Lincoln, possibly one of the few red roses with a good fragrance, and Tropicana.
As far as David Austin roses, I've never met one that didn't smell heavenly!
Seil , Isn't Reine de Violettes a Bourbon? Do I have that right? The Bourbons as a class are almost always fragrant, as are the Hybrid Perpetuals.
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Willinator
Apr 30, 2020 6:00 AM CST
That is another class of OGR's which I would love to try but of course,
They can be finicky here in Houston, TX
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Weluvroses
Apr 30, 2020 8:59 AM CST
gardenfish said:I'm not a huge fan of hybrid teas but there are some very good ones, like the ones previously mentioned. I'm thinking the really good ones are all old( relatively so) varieties. More great ones are Mr. Lincoln, possibly one of the few red roses with a good fragrance, and Tropicana.
As far as David Austin roses, I've never met one that didn't smell heavenly!
Seil , Isn't Reine de Violettes a Bourbon? Do I have that right? The Bourbons as a class are almost always fragrant, as are the Hybrid Perpetuals.


Cant forget Chrysler Imperial. It's super strong smelling. Even more so than Mr. Lincoln
Name: seil
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seilMI
Apr 30, 2020 10:18 AM CST
Yes, RdV is a Bourbon. I only have a handful of OGRs because a lot of them get huge and I have little space. Also a lot of them are once bloomers. I'm not opposed to that but with my winters I have to deep prune most springs and I lose my bloom as a result. RdV still can get pretty big if she's happy but with spring pruning I can keep her within bounds.

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