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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. Emily Brontë

    Emily Brontë

    English Shrub 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
    £18.50 - £25.50
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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. 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. Paul Noël

    Paul Noël

    Rambling Rose
    A repeat-flowering rambler; it bears unusual, very attractive flowers of soft salmon-pink, fading to light pink. They are medium-sized and very full, the quill shaped petals radiating out from a button eye. There is a strong apple scent with a hint of chrysanthemum. Its graceful lax growth is easy to train. Tanne, 1873.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. 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.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Kew Rambler

    Kew Rambler

    Rambling Rose
    Strongly fragrant, bearing plentiful trusses of pretty, single flowers. They are a lovely shade of mid pink, with golden stamens displayed against a central white eye. In autumn it produces orange-red hips. The growth is bushy, thorny and rather stiff. Kew, 1872.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Ferdinand Pichard

    Ferdinand Pichard

    Old Rose
    Bears full, globular, pink flowers, clearly striped with fuchsia, magenta and white. After its first crop of blooms, it flowers in flushes in late summer. There is a strong, rich fragrance. It forms a bushy shrub with luxuriant pale green foliage and prickly stems. It prefers a warm, protected position.Tanne, 1910.
    £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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  1. Ispahan

    Ispahan

    Old Rose
    Exquisite half-open blooms of lovely mid pink, open to form loosely reflexed flowers. It is always one of the first of the Summer Flowering Old Roses to bloom and has a strong and particularly fine Old Rose fragrance. Unknown, c.1832.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Compassion

    Compassion

    Climbing Rose
    A very healthy and reliable variety. Its well-shaped Hybrid Tea flowers are light pink, tinted with coral-pink, and have a lovely strong, sweet fragrance. The growth is strong, stiff and bushy with plentiful dark green foliage. Harkness, 1973.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  1. Queen of Denmark

    Queen of Denmark

    Old Rose
    One of the finest of all the Old Roses. Pretty, cupped buds open to large, beautifully formed, quartered, slightly reflexing flowers, each with a central button eye. They are a soft glowing shade of pink, with a particularly strong and delicious Old Rose fragrance. It forms a vigorous shrub with thorny growth and attractive grey-green leaves. Booth, 1826.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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  2. Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier

    Old Rose
    Similar to 'Comte de Chambord', but with even more perfect flowers. It bears large, shapely rosettes, each with a button eye at the centre, and has the same clear, mid pink colouring, paling a little with age. There is a strong, rich fragrance. The growth is compact and erect with light green foliage. Moreau-Robert, 1868.
    £18.50 - £25.50
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