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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. 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. 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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  2. Strawberry Hill

    Strawberry Hill

    English Climbing Rose
    Beautiful at all stages, bearing small clusters of mid pink, medium-large, cupped rosettes. They have a strong, delicious myrrh and heather honey fragrance. The arching branches are clothed in glossy, dark foliage. Named after the gothic revival house in Twickenham, London, built by Horace Walpole. DavidᅠAustin, 2006.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  1. Bathsheba

    Bathsheba

    English Climbing Rose
    Apricot-yellow buds open to shallowly cupped, many petalled rosettes. 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. It forms a short, vigorous climber. The name was inspired by the heroine of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd. DavidᅠAustin, 2016.
    £18.00 - £24.50
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  2. 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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  1. 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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  2. Harlow Carr

    Harlow Carr

    English Standard Tree Rose
    It bears flowers of the most perfect formation – shallow cups of purest mid pink. They flower very freely from early summer until well into the autumn, and have a strong, pure Old Rose fragrance, which has been described as reminiscent of rose-based cosmetics. It has an excellent bushy, upright habit, its full head almost completely clothed in blooms. The young foliage is bronze at first, later becoming green. David Austin, 2004.
    £40.00 - £59.95
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  1. Boscobel

    Boscobel

    English Standard Tree Rose
    Red buds open to beautifully formed, upward-facing, coral-pink rosettes. Numerous small petals of varying shades mingle prettily, and are complemented by dark green, glossy foliage. The medium-strong myrrh fragrance has hints of elderflower, pear and almond. David Austin, 2012.
    £40.00 - £59.95
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  2. Gentle Hermione

    Gentle Hermione

    English Standard Tree Rose
    This variety bears some of the most perfectly formed flowers of true old rose character. Starting as attractive, nicely rounded buds, the flowers gradually open to shallow cups with perfectly arranged petals. Their colour is pure pink with soft blush on the outside and a lovely pure pink at the centre; the whole effect being totally charming. As the blooms age, the colour of the outer petals softens to a pearly shade. It has excellent health and the petals are particularly resistant to rain. The leaves are tinged red at first, later turning green, then dark green with age. It has a strong, warm, classic myrrh fragrance. .
    £40.00 - £59.95
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  1. Harlow Carr Hedging Bundle - 10 Roses

    Harlow Carr Hedging Bundle - 10 Roses

    English Hedging Roses
    Perfectly formed, pure pink rosette blooms, which are produced very freely and have a strong Old Rose fragrance. Attractive, bushy growth. Exceptionally healthy.
    • Good for disease resistance
    • Repeat Flowering
    • Exceptional Fragrance
    • plus 4 x Mycorrhizal Fungi 90g pouch
    £160.00 - £220.00
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  2. Harlow Carr Hedging Collection - 5 Roses

    Harlow Carr Hedging Collection - 5 Roses

    English Hedging Roses
    A tough and particularly healthy little rose that bears flowers of the most perfect formation - shallow cups of the purest rose pink. These hold their form to the end; the occasional petal falling back to give a pleasing effect. The young foliage is bronze at first, later becoming green. There is a strong, pure Old Rose fragrance that has been described as reminiscent of rose-based cosmetics.
    £80.00 - £110.00
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