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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. Royal Jubilee

    Royal Jubilee

    English Shrub Rose
    The deep chalice-shaped blooms are very beautiful, the petals incurving so that we can only just see the stamens within. The colour is a lovely deep pink with paler pink on the underside of the petals. Thin, wiry stems show off the flowers with the utmost elegance. There is a lovely fruity fragrance with a hint of blackcurrants. David Austin, 2012.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. The Mill on the Floss

    The Mill on the Floss

    English Shrub Rose
    Bears large clusters of neat, deeply cupped blooms, each with a small boss of stamens. Initially mid pink, verging on lilac-pink, they pale as they open, the individual petals beautifully defined by their carmine edges. Held above the foliage, they nod gracefully on gently arching growth, and have a sweet fruity fragrance. A healthy variety; it makes a bushy shrub, clothed in glossy foliage. Named after the novel by George Eliot. David Austin, 2018.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. 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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  2. Vanessa Bell

    Vanessa Bell

    English Standard Tree Rose
    Pink-tinged buds open to reveal deep medium-sized cups held in large clusters. Pale yellow, paling to white at theedges, the delicate texture of the outer petals is such that the light runs through them, creating an almost luminous effect. The inner petals of each bloom frame a rich yellow eye. The fragrance is similar to green tea with aspects of lemon and honey. It forms a bushy, upright head of growth. David Austin, 2017.
    £40.00 - £59.95
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  1. Emily Brontë

    Emily Brontë

    English Standard Tree Rose
    An exceptionally beautiful rose with distinctive neat, flat blooms. Each bloom is a lovely soft pink, the smaller central petals deepening to rich apricot and surrounding deep-set stamens. The strong Tea scent becomes more Old Rose, with delicious hints of lemon and grapefruit. It forms a bushy shrub with strong, healthy, upright growth. Named for the Brontë Society to celebrate the bicentenary of the novelist’s birth. David Austin, 2018.
    £40.00 - £59.95
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  2. Young Lycidas

    Young Lycidas

    English Standard Tree Rose
    Large, deeply cupped flowers, blending deep pink, magenta and red – the outer petals tending towards light purple, with an almost silvery quality. There is a delicious Tea and Old Rose scent, with hints of cedar wood. It makes an attractive, bushy shrub. Named after John Milton’s poem, Lycidas. David Austin, 2008.
    £40.00 - £59.95
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