No other flower is praised so much in symbolism, painting, music and literature. For most rose varieties, one thing is very characteristic: the flowers smell. Some almost intoxicating! Especially for that reason roses have been cultivated for at least 5000 years.
Most rose lovers want their roses to smell. More than color and flower shape, attention is paid to this. And there is a wide choice of wonderfully scented roses: for every type of application, from ground covers to climbers, on the trunk and as a shrub, with lavish bunches of flowers or beautiful and noble large flowers.
The scent is in the petals
The famous rose oil is extracted from the petals of Damascus rose Rosa damascene in countries such as Turkey, Bulgaria and Morocco. More than a hundred rose petals are needed for one drop rose oil.
There are also roses where the green leaves also smell. With the hedgehog native to Belgium and the Netherlands, not only the single flowers smell wonderful, but the leaves smell like apples when you rub them.
Shrub roses: ‘Graham Thomas’ golden yellow; ‘Papa Meilland’ crimson red; ‘Apricot Queen Elizabeth’ bunch, apricot pink; ‘Boule de Neige’ white; ‘Blue Moon’ with a color that is closest to the blue of all roses; ‘Peace’ apricot-cream-pink; ‘Mullard Jubilee’ warm dark pink; “Just Joey” coppery yellow.
Some delightfully scented roses
Climbing roses: ‘Albéric Barbier’ spray, cream; ‘Bobbie James’ half-double, bunch, white with yellow stamens; ‘Sympathy’ red, orange bottles; ‘Dorothy Perkins’ bunch, pink; ‘New Dawn’ pink; ‘Rambling Rector’ cluster, white, yellow stamens.
Standard roses: ‘Schneewittchen’ bunch, white; ‘New Dawn’ see climbing roses, also as a sad rose on a stem; ‘Queen Elizabeth’ pink.
English roses the so-called Austin roses, after the grower of these neo-classical roses, David Austin: ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ shrub, pink; ‘Heritage’ shrub, pink; ‘Abraham Darby’ shrub, apricot.
Ground covering roses: ‘Max Graf’ pink; ‘Macrantha Raubritter’ silver pink, slightly mildew-sensitive.