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Best for Fragrance

Best for Fragrance

Roses are renowned for their delicious fragrances; however, some varieties are much more fragrant than others. Here we have highlighted the most fragrant roses in our collection. Their fragrances range from the classic Old Rose scent, to fruity, Tea, myrrh, musk or any combination of these elements. In general, the most fragrant groups of roses are David Austin’s English Roses, which have won many awards for their fragrance, and the true Old Roses.

   

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  1. Eustacia Vye

    Eustacia Vye

    English Shrub Rose
    An exceedingly pretty rose of soft, glowing apricot-pink, each bloom packed with numerous delicately ruffled petals. Held on red-tinged stems, the blooms begin as shallow cups, opening to full rosettes, revealing petals of a richer hue, which gradually pale over time. They have a delicious strong fruity fragrance. A very healthy variety; it makes a strong, vigorous shrub with bushy, upright growth. Named after the flawed heroine of Thomas Hardy’s, The Return of the Native. David Austin, 2019.
    £20.00 - £27.00
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  2. 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.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Claire Austin

    Claire Austin

    English Climbing Rose
    This vigorous, upright rose makes a very good climber in both beauty and performance. It bears pleasingly cupped, pale lemon buds which gradually open to large, creamy white flowers, the outer petals perfectly arranged in concentric circles. They have a strong myrrh fragrance with dashes of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope. The growth is strong and particularly healthy, and it is clothed in attractive matt green foliage. Named for the daughter of David Austin Senior. DavidᅠAustin, 2007.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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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.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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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.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Scepter'd Isle

    Scepter'd Isle

    English Shrub Rose
    This pretty rose bears numerous cupped flowers, each with yellow stamens. They are a lovely light pink, becoming paler on the outer petals, and have a powerful myrrh fragrance. It forms an elegant, upright shrub, its blooms held gracefully above the foliage. The name is taken from John of Gaunt’s speech, expressing his love for England, in Shakespeare’s Richard II. David Austin, 1996.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Princess Alexandra of Kent

    Princess Alexandra of Kent

    English Shrub Rose
    The unusually large, bright pink flowers are full-petalled and deeply cupped. In spite of their size, they are never clumsy, being held nicely poised on a well-rounded shrub. There is a strong and delicious fresh Tea fragrance, which changes to lemon, eventually taking on hints of blackcurrants. Named for Princess Alexandra – a keen gardener. David Austin, 2007.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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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.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Wollerton Old Hall

    Wollerton Old Hall

    English Climbing Rose
    A wonderfully fragrant climber – its strong, warm myrrh fragrance has intense hints of citrus. The buds have attractive flashes of red, open to beautifully rounded, chalice-shaped blooms of pale apricot, eventually paling to cream. Named for one of the most beautiful private gardens in the country. DavidᅠAustin, 2011.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Sir Walter Scott

    Sir Walter Scott

    English Shrub Rose
    Exceedingly pretty, little, rosette flowers of rich pink, paling over time, with a strong Old Rose fragrance. Each bloom's many pointed petals are arranged around a button eye. It forms a short, dense, bushy shrub, which is tough, hardy and very healthy. David Austin, 2015.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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