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Most Fragrant English Roses

Most Fragrant English Roses

Everyone has a different perception of scent but the English Roses listed below are the varieties we consider to be the most fragrant. The English Roses are famous for the diversity and strength of their fragrances, with many varieties having won awards, both nationally and internationally, for their delicious fragrances which can be Old Rose, Tea, fruity, myrrh, musky or almost any mixture of these elements. To make the most of their heady scents, we recommend planting them near to the house or alongside paths and seating areas in the garden.

   

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  1. Harlow Carr

    Harlow Carr

    English Shrub Rose
    Bears flowers of the most perfect formation – shallow cups of the purest mid pink. They flower very freely from early summer until well into the autumn and have a strong, pure Old Rose fragrance. It has an excellent bushy habit with upright, vigorous growth. Maturing into an attractively rounded shrub; it flowers almost to the ground. Named after the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden in Yorkshire, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the society’s formation. David Austin, 2004.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. The Generous Gardener

    The Generous Gardener

    English Climbing Rose
    Bears beautifully formed flowers, which nod gracefully on the stem. When the petals open they expose numerous stamens, providing an almost water lily-like effect. The flowers are a pale glowing pink and have a delicious fragrance with aspects of Old Rose, musk and myrrh. Named for the National Gardens Scheme. DavidᅠAustin, 2002.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Boscobel

    Boscobel

    English Shrub Rose
    Red buds open to beautifully formed, upwardfacing, coral-pink rosettes. Small petals of varying shades mingle to provide a most pleasing effect. The myrrh fragrance has delicious hints of hawthorn, elderflower, pear and almond. It forms an upright shrub. Charles II hid in an oak tree at Boscobel House during the English Civil War. David Austin, 2012.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

    English Shrub Rose
    The flowers are very full and rounded at first, later opening up to shallow cups. They are yellow in colour, tending almost towards mustard, and have a strong, delicious fragrance, varying between soft floral Tea and pure lemon. It makes a sturdy shrub with broad, spreading growth. Named after the naturalist who was born in Shropshire. David Austin, 2003.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Gertrude Jekyll

    Gertrude Jekyll

    English Shrub Rose
    Always one of the first English Roses to start flowering, its perfect scrolled buds open to large, rosette-shaped flowers of bright glowing pink. The beautiful, perfectly balanced Old Rose scent is often described as being the quintessential Old Rose fragrance. A vigorous rose; it will form a medium-sized, upright shrub. Named for the famous garden designer and author. David Austin, 1986.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. Gentle Hermione

    Gentle Hermione

    English Shrub Rose
    The perfectly formed, shallow cups are pure light pink, paling to soft blush on the outer petals. There is a strong, warm myrrh fragrance. It forms an attractive, quite broad shrub, with slightly arching stems. The leaves are tinged red at first, later turning green. Hermione is the faithful wife of Leontes, the King of Sicila, in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. David Austin, 2005.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Golden Celebration

    Golden Celebration

    English Shrub Rose
    One of the largest-flowered English Roses, bearing rich yellow blooms in the form of giant cups. They have a strong Tea fragrance, developing wonderfully combined notes of Sauternes wine and strawberry. It forms a rounded shrub, with ample foliage – the flowers held beautifully poised on long, arching branches. David Austin, 1992.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. The Poet's Wife

    The Poet's Wife

    English Shrub Rose
    Bears rich yellow flowers, which pale over time. Their formation is most pleasing, having a neat outer ring of petals enclosing an informal group of petals within. There is a strong, wonderfully rich fragrance with a hint of lemon, which becomes sweeter and stronger with age. It forms a bushy, nicely rounded shrub with arching branches and rather shiny foliage. David Austin, 2014.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Bathsheba

    Bathsheba

    English Standard Tree Rose
    Apricot-yellow buds open to shallowly cupped, many petalled rosettes, each about 4" across. They are a beautiful blend of subtle apricot-pink and soft yellow, giving the overall impression of apricot, with creamy outer petals. There is a superb floral myrrh fragrance, with hints of honey and Tea. David Austin, 2016.
    £40.00 - £59.95
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  2. The Poet's Wife

    The Poet's Wife

    English Standard Tree Rose
    Bears rich yellow flowers, which pale over time. Their formation is most pleasing, having a neat outer ring of petals enclosing an informal group of petals within. There is a strong, wonderfully rich fragrance with a hint of lemon. It forms a bushy and nicely rounded head, with rather shiny foliage. David Austin, 2014.
    £40.00 - £59.95
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  1. Jubilee Celebration

    Jubilee Celebration

    English Shrub Rose
    Large, domed, coral-pink flowers are held elegantly above the foliage on graceful, arching growth. There is a strong, delicious fruity fragrance with hints of fresh lemon and raspberry. David Austin, 2002.
    £18.00 - £24.00
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  2. Jude the Obscure

    Jude the Obscure

    English Shrub Rose
    A very free-flowering rose, bearing very large, incurved, chalice-shaped flowers. The petals are medium yellow on the inside and pale yellow on the outside. Its outstanding fragrance is extremely strong with a delicious fruity note reminiscent of guava and sweet white wine. It forms an upright shrub, with bushy growth and light green leaves. David Austin, 1995.
    £18.00 - £24.00
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