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The Best Fragrant Multi-Blooming Roses

By Nora Grace ; Updated September 21, 2017

Few plants invite you into a garden space like the sweet fragrance of a rose. The scent will draw you through the garden gate on a mission to discover what plant produces such an enticing fragrance. Rose bushes that bloom more than once per season, or in clusters rather than single blooms, add even more enjoyment for garden visitors.

Climbing Roses

Coral Dawn can reach 12 feet tall. It has large medium to dark coral-pink blooms and offers a moderate to strong sweet scent. Etoile de Holland is an heirloom rose that reaches 12 feet tall. Etoile de Holland has dark red double blooms all season. The flowers have a rich scent. New Dawn is an old favorite with canes that can grow more than 25 feet long. Blooms are light pink and have a fruity fragrance.

Floribunda Roses

Nearly Wild is a heavy bloomer with single pink blooms from late spring until frost. Nearly Wild grows between 3-4 feet tall with a 3-foot spread. Fragrance is sweet without overpowering the senses. Black Cherry grows 3-4 feet tall. Blooms are dark red with an Old World rose scent. Black Cherry is a good choice for humid climates. Burgundy Iceberg has honey-scented, double burgundy blooms that reach up to 4 1/2 inches across. Blooms have purple tones, however; the bloom color seems to be a deep burgundy red in some gardens. Burgundy Iceberg grows to 4 feet tall with a spread of 3 feet.

Groundcover Roses

Charles Albanel has dark pink to mauve blooms on 3 feet long, spreading branches. Dwarf Pavement has pink semi-double blooms on low spreading branches, and makes a good choice for seaside gardens.

Hybrid Tea Roses

Medallion offers a perfect old rose fragrance in the 7-inch blooms of mixed apricot, orange and peach colors. Tuscan Sun has spicy-scented, double apricot-orange blooms that appear in clusters with each one reaching 4 inches across.

Shrub Roses

Buffalo Gal has lavender blooms and a strong fragrance. Sir Thomas Lipton is a heavy spring bloomer with a sweet fragrance that is not overpowering. Blooms are double white.Theresa Bugnet has light pink blooms with a light to moderate scent. Theresa Bugnet is a large shrub that reaches 5 feet tall. Finally, Yankee Lady has dark pink strongly scented blooms; this shrub grows 4 feet tall.


About the Author


Nora Grace is a freelance writer covering the topics of gardening, travel and family issues. Grace has published more than one hundred articles on garden and general interest websites across the Internet since 2007. Web writing credits include feature stories for Suite101, articles for Dave's Garden, Orato and BellaOnline.