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'Everest Double Fragrance' rose Description
'Everest Double Fragrance (Floribunda, Beales, 1979)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Eloise
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Everest Double Fragrance
Exhibition name: Everest Double Fragrance
Origin:
Bred by Peter Beales (United Kingdom, 1979).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong, apple, clove, rose fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Notes:
Someone who grows this rose emailed the following: It is amazing. I thought it was called "double fragrance" because of its strong scent, but it actually has two (well, three) fragrances. In the morning it smells like apples and cloves (incredible!), and towards the late afternoon it has a more traditional rose scent. Mine is right by my back door, so I get to smell its wonderful changing fragrance as I go in and out during the day. At nearly 5 ft tall, it's right at nose level. The earlier in the morning it is, the more it smells like apples. Towards 10 or 11 am, the clove smell gets stronger. It smells good enough to eat! A very extraordinary rose, and one of the best to grow for fragrance.
 
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