Plants - Roses

Scents and Sensibility

By
Judith Adam
Photography by
Photography by Tracy Cox

By choosing wisely and planting well, most Canadian gardeners can grow armloads of fragrant roses

Hybrid teas
'Alec's Red', to 2 metres, deep red, Zone 5
'Blue Moon', to 1.2 metres, silvery lilac, Zone 5
'Bride's Dream', to 2.5 metres, pale pink, Zone 6
'Chrysler Imperial', to 1.2 metres, deep red, Zone 5
'Double Delight', to 1.5 metres, red-cream blend, Zone 4
'Fragrant Cloud', to 1.5 metres, orange-red, Zone 4
'Just Joey', to 1.2 metres, pink-copper blend, Zone 5
'Medallion', to 1.5 metres, apricot, Zone 4
'Mister Lincoln', to 2 metres, deep crimson, Zone 5
'Welwyn Garden Glory', to 1.2 metres, yellow and copper blend, Zone 5

Floribundas
'Angel Face', 1.2 metres, mauve, Zone 5
'Apricot Nectar', to 1.2 metres, apricot-buff, Zone 6
'Chinatown', to 2 metres, deep yellow, Zone 5
'Fragrant Delight', to 1 metre, orange and pink blend, Zone 5
'Lavagold', to 1 metre, orange and copper blend, Zone 5
'Lillian', to 1 metre, pastel orange, Zone 5
'Margaret Merril', to 1.5 metres, white, Zone 6
'Radox Bouquet', to 1.5 metres, medium pink, Zone 6
'Sheila's Perfume', 60 centimetres, pink and cream blend, Zone 6
'Sunsprite', 60 centimetres, lemon yellow, Zone 5

Climbers
'Albertine', 3 metres, copper-pink, Zone 5
'Clair Matin', 2.5 metres, medium pink, Zone 4
'Dr. J.H. Nicolas', 2.4 metres, rose-pink, Zone 6
'Golden Arctic', 1.8 metres, deep yellow, Zone 5
'Harlequin', 2.7 metres, cream and red blend, Zone 5
'Rosarium Uetersen', 2.4 metres, deep pink, Zone 4
'Seagull', 3.6 metres, white, Zone 5
'Veilchenblau', 3.6 metres, lavender, Zone 4
'Vicomtesse Pierre du Fou', 4.5 metres, copper-pink, Zone 6
'Viking Queen', 3 metres, medium pink, Zone 6

Hardy shrub roses
'Applejack', 2.4 metres, rose and pink blend, Zone 4
'Bella Renaissance', 1 metre, medium yellow, Zone 3
'Cardinal Hume', 0.9 metres, maroon, Zone 5
'Comte de Chambord', 1.4 metres, bright pink, Zone 4
'Dornroschen', 1.2 metres, deep pink, Zone 5
'Fritz Nobis', 1.5 metres, peach and pink blend, Zone 4
'Hawkeye Belle', 1.2 metres, blush white, Zone 4
'Madrigal', 1.2 metres, deep red, Zone 6
'Westerland', 1.8 metres, apricot-orange, Zone 5

Austin English roses
Many cultivars are fragrant and most are reliably hardy to at least Zone 6. Here are some of the most fragrant:
'Charlotte', 1 metre, soft yellow
'Chaucer', 90 centimetres, rose-pink
'Falstaff', 1.2 metres, dark crimson
'Graham Thomas', 1.2 metres, yellow
'Othello', 1.2 metres, deep crimson
'William Morris', 1.5 metres, apricot-pink

Smelly Canadians - Parkland roses
'Cuthbert Grant', to 1 metre, crimson, Zone 3
'Morden Sunrise', 1 metre, yellow-orange, Zone 3

Smelly Canadians - Explorer roses
'Charles Albanel', 1 metre, medium red, Zone 3
'David Thompson', 1 metre, medium red, Zone 2
'Henry Kelsey', 2 metres, medium red, Zone 3
'Louis Jolliet', 1.5 metres, medium pink, Zone 3
'Martin Frobisher', 1.5 metres, soft pink, Zone 2
'Jens Munk', to 2 metres, medium pink, Zone 2
'John Davis', to 2 metres, medium pink, Zone 3
'J.P. Connell', 1.5 metres, yellow, Zone 3
'Henry Hudson', 1 metre, white, Zone 2.

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