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Mar 18, 2010 10:01 PM CST
Name: Val
Ohio (Zone 5b)
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I love very fragrant roses and am always looking for more. Please share which roses are your most fragrant.


This is one of my roses that is very fragrant. The scent drifts on the breeze.
Fragrant Cloud

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Mar 19, 2010 9:47 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Mr. Lincoln is very fragrant.. BlueGirl is too. Intrigue.. ah! wonderful! Same with Heirloom. I have zero luck with my Pure Perfume.. didn't get a single blossom. Memorial Day is also a wonderful smelling rose. Dolly Parton is very heady smelling.. IF you get a bloom. Sad Europeana is supposed to be fragrant, but mine didn't smell at all. I didn't have good luck w/most of my roses last year.. crappy weather. I know Enchanted Evening smells wonderful as well.. and Julia Child is wonderful as well.
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Mar 19, 2010 10:11 AM CST
Name: Terri Dunning
NE TX, zone 8a
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Sharifa Asma and Stanwell Perpetual for me.

Here is Sharifa.

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Mar 19, 2010 10:43 AM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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The best-smelling roses in my garden are First Kiss, Madame Isaac Pereire, and Zephirine Drouhin.
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Mar 19, 2010 10:46 AM CST
Name: Val
Ohio (Zone 5b)
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This is great! I'm making a list.
That Sharifa Asma is gorgeous. Wow.
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Mar 19, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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oh dear, now a new rose I have to find. I love that Madame Isaac Pereire & Zephirine Drouhin!
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Mar 22, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Name: Terri Dunning
NE TX, zone 8a
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Val, that Sharifa is in a half whiskey barrel. It does not really like full sun so I can move it if I want.
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Mar 22, 2010 4:31 PM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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I have a fair number of the English David Austin roses and they have wonderful fragrance. Tradescant is intense; Dark Lady and Gertrude Jekyll are a close second. Julia Child, yes, Golden Celebration is fragrant. Charlotte, Iceberg, Proud Titania and Mary Rose have very nice perfume.
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Mar 23, 2010 1:28 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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I just found Sharifa Asma on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sharifa-As...

I've had 80% good luck w/buying roses on eBay. I've had 1 die, 1 mismarked, & 3 live OK (hopefully, but I can't claim winterkill on the seller's part)
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Mar 23, 2010 8:20 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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That's a lot to pay for something sight unseen -- $24.95 + $10 shipping. You could get a nice one from Roses Unlimited for $17 + shipping. RU's roses are so reliable. I just received three in the mail from them: Headliner, Golden Zest, and Sonia Rykiel. They all look great.
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Mar 24, 2010 9:57 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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I know, but I'm an eBayaholic, so I love looking there. Smiling
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Mar 28, 2010 12:11 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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Don Juan climbing rose smells great. I couldn't believe the fragrance on that one.

The Austin Rose "Evelyn" has a great fragrance. "Double Delight" is nice.

I was looking at the Knockout Roses yesterday. "Sunny" knockout isn't the most fragrant, but it does have some fragrance, unlike the red Knockouts. I got one to plant in the front yard.
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Mar 28, 2010 9:51 PM CST
Name: Val
Ohio (Zone 5b)
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I'm still here making my list to choose from. Thanks for the suggestions. I won't be adding any roses until next year so I have time to research the suggestions. This is a tiny yard so I always need to choose carefully. I can't have everything that I want. That's part of the reason why I try to limit myself to fragrant plants (most of the time).

I agree that Don Juan and Double Delight have a great scent. I have those and love them. I also planted Zephirine Drouhin last spring. It grew like crazy but I haven't seen it bloom yet. I'm looking forward to seeing it bloom this year.
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Mar 28, 2010 10:31 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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I hope it does bloom for you this year. You'll love the fragrance.
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Apr 18, 2010 9:04 AM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
I was very pleased with the delicious spicy scent of Don Juan when I grew it. And I've planted it again, hoping to re-live that great pleasure. I wonder what I will need to do to ZD to help the fragrance along a bit?

I'm still looking for a fragrant rose that will draw me from across the garden. Once, about fifteen years ago I bought Sombreuil from ARE and planted it in late March. I went walking in the garden one morning in early June and there was a delectable smell wafting through the garden that I could not identify. I hunted it down and found that it came from two or three blooms on Sombreuil. Sadly, the rose froze to death the following winter. And I've never encountered the same smell again.

Blanc Double de Coubert was pretty good, too. But it died of drought in its sixth year.

Curiously, the fragrance in most David Austin roses I've grown I could not categorize as so much as moderate, though I've not grown Gertrude Jekyll, Sharifa Asma, or Tradescant.

We sometimes forget that some of the eglantines have foliage that smells of apples ( namely eglantine and Apple Jack) GST suggested planting eglantine roses in a pocket where the air is still. Then, on a dewy spring morning the air will be full of the crisp odor of green apples. I am pleased to report that it has worked well for me. In fact, I would venture to say that I have probably derived as much pleasure from this as I have from smelling the flowers of roses.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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Apr 18, 2010 6:30 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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I'm going to have to say that either Sterling Silver or Firefighter will knock your socks off with the scent. Seriously. Our Lady de Guadalupe is also highly smelly. Smiling As far as DA roses, I know William Shakespeare is incredibly scented, too.
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Apr 19, 2010 7:39 AM CST
Name: Terri Dunning
NE TX, zone 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Yesterday, despite the rain showers, Devoniensis was filling my garden with lovely fragrance with only two blooms!


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Apr 19, 2010 10:56 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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When Vintage Gardens had a retail outlet in town here, one entire fence was covered by Devoniensis. It was a wonderful sight.
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Apr 20, 2010 9:48 AM CST
Name: Terri Dunning
NE TX, zone 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I'm begining to think I'm realllllly going to like that rose.
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Apr 21, 2010 1:26 PM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
I'm afraid Devoniensis was victim of one of the several hazards roses succumb to in my gardens: drought, frost, nibblers, or just bad luck.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.

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