A garden filled with fragrant roses is a true delight for the senses. The sweet scent of roses can foster a sense of serenity and relaxation, creating an outdoor oasis that you love spending time in. If you’re looking to enhance your garden with extremely fragrant roses, it’s important to choose the varieties that not only offer a scent you can enjoy, but also suit your growing needs and the condition of your garden. Below, we’ve listed some of the most captivating and aromatic varieties of roses available, as well as our best growing tips, to help you transform your garden into a fragrant paradise.
Choosing the Right Varieties
When it comes to choosing the most fragrant roses for your garden, Garden Express has got you covered. We invite you to speak to one of our experts so we can determine which roses are best for your garden. Here are some of the most fragrant roses that Garden Express has to offer:
Rose Fragrant Charm
Rose Fragrant Charm is renowned for its intoxicating aroma and colourful display during late spring to late autumn. This hybrid tea rose features large, classically shaped blooms in shades of bright red, making it a stunning addition to any garden. Its aromatic, fruity scent is sure to captivate your senses. As a strong and compact grower, Rose Fragrant Charm is ideal in large pots or as hedges or borders.
Rose Blue Moon
If you’re a fan of lavender-blue roses, then Rose Blue Moon is the perfect choice for you. Not only does it boast long stems filled with large silvery lavender blooms, it also releases a delightful fragrance. This hybrid tea rose is known for its repeat flowering and disease resistance, making it an excellent option for both experienced and novice gardeners growing them in large pots or in garden beds.
Rose Double Delight
True to its name, Rose Double Delight is a showstopper that will leave you enchanted with its exquisite beauty and alluring fragrance. This hybrid tea rose begins with scarlet buds that unfurl to reveal a soft yellow highlight with strawberry red edges. In fact, its powerful fragrance was one of the reasons for its induction into the Rose Hall of Fame in 1985. As a Hybrid Tea Rose, its upright bushes produce classically shaped blooms on long stems that are ideal to grow as cut flowers and floral arrangements.
Tips for Growing Fragrant Roses
To ensure that your fragrant roses thrive, it’s important to provide them with proper care. Here are a few tips to help you grow fragrant roses successfully:
Location and Soil
Choose a sunny spot in your garden that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Roses prefer well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. Before planting, prepare the soil by adding compost or well-rotted manure to improve its fertility and drainage.
Roses require regular watering, especially during dry spells. Water thoroughly, ensuring that the soil is moist but not waterlogged. Avoid overhead watering, as this can lead to fungal diseases. Instead, water at the base of the plants.
Prune your roses in late winter or early spring to remove dead or diseased wood and promote healthy growth. Deadhead blooms regularly to encourage new flower production and maintain a tidy appearance.
It’s important to note that different rose varieties may have specific care requirements, so you should familiarise yourself with the specific needs of the roses you choose to plant in your garden. Pay attention to factors such as pruning techniques and watering schedules to optimise their growth and fragrance. For more detailed information on growing fragrant roses, check out the comprehensive Garden Express rose growing guide here. It covers a wide range of topics to help you give your fragrant roses the best possible care and ensure longevity and abundant blooms.
Find the Most Fragrant Roses Online
Whether you opt for a hybrid tea rose or one of the most fragrant climbing roses, each variety from Garden Express can help you fill your garden with delightful fragrances. We invite you to explore our celebrated collection of fragrant roses available at Garden Express today. Browse our selection of fragrant roses today, or get in touch via our contact page to find your favourite fragrant rose.