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10 days ago
I'm in cold zone 5a, Chicago suburb. Some of my OWN-ROOT winter-hardy roses (down to -20 F) also match KBW's most heat-tolerant roses (up to 113 F in Pakistan). To survive drought & heat & cold, an own-root rose needs to have deep & vigorous root. It took me 2 days to compile this list of most VIGOROUS roses with LASTING BLOOMS THE VASE. Below are VIGOROUS OWN-ROOT fragrant roses which last long in the vase and on the bush, only Polonaise is not fragrant but hardy to zone 4:
These 10 are HEAT TOLERANT: Dee-lish, Evelyn, Red Masterpiece, Double Delight, Granada, Tiffany, Grand Dame, Honey Bouquet, Auguste Renoir (hot & dry climate), Autumn (vigorous as own-root).
Stephen Big Purple and Firefighter (both need some shade), Versigny, Crown Princess Magareta, Bolero, Carris (moderate spice scent by Harkness), Chartreuse de Parme, Auguste Louise, Moonstone, America (climbing).
Meilland roses: Betty Whtie, Francis Meilland, Caprice de Meilland, Liv Tyler, Frederic Mistral, Love's Promise (Meilland grandiflora, winter-hardy, raspberry scent and glossy foliage), Governor Rosellini (Meilland grandiflora & rasp. scent), Polka climber, Eden climber (2 weeks vase life), Rouge Royal (blooms fry in full-sun).
Florbidunda category: Bolero, French Lace, Scentimental, White Licorice, Day breaker, Carol, Apricot Nectar (2 weeks in vase & heat tolerant), Fragrant Apricot (heat tolerant)
Joseph F. Lamb & Hawkeye Belle & Quietness & Prairie Star & Prairie Sunrise & Honeysweet (zone 4 plus drought & heat tolerant Buck roses), Polonaise (Buck rose & hardy & 2 weeks in the vase but no scent), Shadow Dancer (R. Moore's climber).
Sundance (grandiflora 2004, not winter hardy but heat-tolerant), Halloween (best scent), Rose Rhapsody, Magnificent perfume, Pope John Paul II, Leander, Baronne Henriette Snoy (tea), Marchioness of Lorne (dark pink hybrid perpetual hardy to zone 5a), Mirandy, Dames de Chenonceau (myrrh scent), Nachtfalter, Valencia, Mrs. B. Cant, Ingrid Bergman, Libeszauber, Falling in Love, WWII Memorial Rose, Additive Lure (light pink Kordes shrub), Fragrant cloud, Oklahoma, Barbara bush, Bella Roma, Excellence (moderate scent red hybrid tea).
Roses for shade with pics. in below link:
2 SEP 18
Most fragrant roses compiled from Houzz (Gardenweb):
Tiffany (lemon grass & light scent for some), jubilee celebration, white licorice, Damaris, Prosperity, Ann Boyle, Vineyard song (wafting scent), Young Lycidas, Dee-lish, dames de chenoceau, Jadis, Princess Charlene de Monaco (can smell from far way), Acapella (banana), Ebb Tide, Beverly, Sonia Rykiel, Maggie (wafting scent), Rosemary Harkness, Brother Cadfael, and Mary magdalene scent is better than Ambridge rose, Lemon Spice, St. Ethelburga, Eternal Flame, Rouge Royal, Gold Medal (better scent than Double Delight). Royal sunset (climbing) is a strong wafter, Sharifa asma and Quietness, Apothecary and Baltimore Belle for wafting far way, Ivory Fashion & Pink Chiffon & Apricot Nectar (all last long in a vase), Easy going (thorny), Surpassing Beauty (hybrid perpetual), Westerland (better than double delight), Winter Sunset.

by jeffcat
WS2000-(strong old rose/violets)
Pat Austin-(medium tea)
Graham Thomas-(strong apple/citrus)
Zephirine Drouhin-(strong rasberry)" jeffcat.

cdalebnokla wrote: most fragrant
* Margaret Merril (Completely Fresh Smell)
* Typhoo Tea (Pure Citrus Smell)
* Magnificent Perfume (Sweet Expensive Perfume Smell)

by Al Mitchell zone 5b (ameri2nal)
I grow over 150 varieties mainly for fragrance and my winners are:
My Strongest Red- Either Crimson Glory or Papa Meilland
My Strongest White- Pope John Paul 2 or Helena Renaissance
My Strongest light Pink- Either Sharifa Asma or Yolande D'Aragon
Strongest Dark Pink- Peter Mayle
My Strongest Orange- Sutters Gold
My Strongest Yellow- Lemon Spice (hands down.)
My Strongest Purple- Barbara Streisand or Intrigue
Strongest Pink Blend- Typhoo Tea or Double Delight
Strongest yellow Blend- Bel'aroma
Strongest Orange Blend- Fragrant Cloud" Al Mitchell in zone 5

by BenT_Texas: Tahitian Sunset was fabulous and complex, a strong scent of myrrh, rose and jasmine & Acapella and Sugar Moon too, three new roses for me, each with unique and wonderful scent." BenT(8A Dallas TX)

by Carol in Canada: "Radox Bouquet - Chandos Beauty - Betty White - The McCartney Rose - Peter Mayle - Perfume Delight- Memorial Day - Acapella".

by Luxrosa: "for I've smelled thousands of different roses, though I've only grown c. 250 different types.
'Papa Meilland' or William Shakespeare 2000' for the most fragrant red rose. Compte de Chambord' for pink. Westside Road Cream Tea' for white, and R. moschata, for when the bush is in bloom although though the white blossoms are small, the fragrance from hundreds of those dainty blossoms wafts and carries for several yards around the rosebush.
. If I had a walled-in rose courtyard, brick comes to mind, I would plant R. moschata in the center so the entire garden would smell sweetly of Musk Rose.
Two equally fragrant yellow roses: Etoille de Lyon, ( the scent has been described as "delicious" by an author, to me it smells of honeysuckle and Chantilly cream. 'Lemon Spice', smells of lemon zest, cloves and nutmeg, oh yum. Mauve: 'Intrigue' - written by Luxrosa in Gardenweb.

by Christopher in New Jersey: "Interestingly, the roses whose fragrance carries the farthest (i.e. "wafters") tend to be less intensely scented up-close (except, perhaps, for 'R. moschata' and "Secret Garden Musk Climber", which succeed at both). The winners here would be mostly Multiflora-derived (and my handful of Moschata-derived): 'Bubble Bath', 'Clotilde Soupert', "Darlow's Enigma", 'Marie Pavie', 'Mlle Blanche Lafitte', 'Perle d'Or', 'Reverend Seidel', 'Rosa moschata', and "Secret Garden Musk Climber"." Christopher or Aqua Eyes in NJ
2 SEP 18
jpw_chi(5b Chicago, IL)
Most fragrant roses by number of votes from Gardenweb, compiled by Jim W. on Nov. 2007

23x Double Delight (creamy white swirled with strawberry red)
23x Mr. Lincoln (dark red)
15x Fragrant Cloud (coral red)
13x Chrysler Imperial (burgundy red)
13x Gertrude Jekyll (rose pink)
13x Jude the Obscure (honey)
10x Crimson Glory
10x Lemon Spice (patel yellow tinted pale pink)
9x Abraham Darby (Austin, apricot blend)
9x Francis Dubruiel (dark true red)
9x Papa Meilland (dark red)
8x Evelyn (Austin, apricot pink blend)
8x Heirloom (dark mauve blend)
8x Rose de Rescht (vivid fuchsia)
8x Secret (white tipped pink)
8x Sharifa Asma (Austin, pearly pink)
8x Sunsprite (bright yellow)
8x Sweet Chariot (purple blend)
8x Tiffany (pink/yellow blend)
7x Angel Face (1968, dusky mauve)
7x Melody Parfumee (deep plum fading to clear lavender)
7x The McCartney Rose (ruffled, few petals)
7x Yves Piaget (Romantica, hot pink)
6x Granada (yellow, orange, scarlet tricolor)
6x Just Joey (clear apricot) 6x Mirandy
6x Scentimental (white striped with red)
6x Secret Garden Musk Climber
6x Zephirine Drouhin (cerise pink)

Jim W. on November, 2007
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