The rose attracts people to it for its unique shape, but you’ve got to admit, most people are attracted for its smell primarily. It’s the smell that drives women to request it for a birthday or anniversary celebration. Roses are the premier way to say I love you, and I think you’re as sweet and as wonderful as the rose is. That is pretty sweet and wonderful and how marvelous to think that you’re as grand as the picturesque rose! We all want and need to feel that special.
Have you ever wondered what the sweetest smelling rose is?
The answer is provided by an organization, the All American Rose Selection(AARS), anon-profit group that picks the top rose selections each year in the US. Every year for the last several decades the AARS judges roses in many different categories and on several criteria. One category that’s especially popular is the Most Fabulous Smell. You can just imagine how difficult that would be, but they manage to find a winner.
If you’re into sweet smelling roses with hues of other scents, take a gander at the new list released by the AARS, but first it would be wise to look at a few definitions of roses. Check them out below.
Climbing Roses: A type and species of rosebush that can be found growing wild along gardens or along fences. They are also found in the wild growing freely in different zones of the US.
Floribunda Roses Typically the floribunda has small blooms with five, or even more growing in a cluster like formation on the stems.
Hybrid Tea Roses This type of rosebush is cultivated and genetically engineered to produce a lot of different styles of roses. A very popular type of rose.
For the latest update on a few hardy, (according to the AARS), and sweetest smelling roses, you might like to stop at your local gardening store, and take whiff of these elegant roses and their unusual scents.
Double Delight Rose Won the award in 1977 and has a climate growing zone in the 9 – 5 category. It is spicy sweet, with petal colors of white to a pale pink center and is a hybrid tea rose.
Elle Rose Won the award in 2005 and its growing zone is the 7 -10 category. Has a fruity smell of sweet, and its petals are a light pink with long stems. 4 – 5 in. blooms.
4th of July Rose Won the award in 1999 and has a growing zone in the 5 -9 category. It has the distinction of being the first in a long time of winning for the climbing rose category too. The last climbing rose to win was way back in ’77. The arch and span of this climbing rose bush is big, it reaches a 10 – 14 feet in width. Its typical red, white, but not blue celebrates the US in the grandest way.
Honey Perfume Rose A beautiful floribunda that is extremely hardy. Growing zone is 7 – 10. Nice colored yellow petals leave a spicy scent for the nose.
Memorial Day Rose Hybrid tea rose and good for climates that are hot, in the 7 -10 category. Won in 2004 and the rose have a heavy old fashioned damask rose fragrance that will engulf an entire room with only few petals. Big smell if you like heavy scents of sweet smells.
Midas touch Rose A hybrid tea and it won in ’94. Its growing zone is in the category of the 4 – 9. Grows tall and reaches a height of 5 ft. and up. It has golden 4 in. blooms with a sweet heavy scent.
Mr. Lincoln Rose Another hybrid tea that won in 1965, and has a growing zone of 4 – 9. A deep red color is on the petals, and has stiff stems to hold it upright.
Scentimental Rose An unusual striped floribunda rosebush, and grows heartily in zones 5 – 9. Deep red in color and a nice sweet smell.
Sheer Bliss Rose Hybrid tea rose with a light baby pink color. Not very hardy except in the zone 6 areas. It has a mildly sweet aroma with long stems. It’s still a beautiful flower.
Sun Sprinkles – Does well in zones 6 -10 and has a musky sweet smell.
Well there you have it, the AARSs most popular rosebush flowers for hardiness and their sweet smelling aroma. It’s sure that you’ll find something those appeals to your nose and heart with these wonderful and gracious roses.