Just about every lavender rose seems to have a fragrance, and if you grow your roses for their fragrance in additon to their beauty, as I do, you’ll want to make sure that one of the following rose plants finds a place in your garden.
Leading the field is one of my very favourites, Blue Moon. Not only is the colour of this rose bush enchanting but the fragrance is exceptional. It’s a hybrid tea rose that grows 135 cm (4ft 1/2ft) tall, with large, full petalled blooms that last well. It is no wonder it’s been one of the most commercially successful lavender roses.
Barbara Streisand also deserves a place here. It’s a hybrid tea that grows about the same height as Blue Moon, but has a deeper lavender color with a strong rose/citrus frangrance and large flowers.
Perfume Perfection is a medal winning floribunda rose with a full fragrance. It’s a smaller compact rose bush growing to 120cm (3 1/2ft) and has more of a pinky lavender color.
Fragrant Plum is a hybrid tea growing up to 150cm (5 ft) with large flowers whose petals get darker in color toward the edges. It has a fruity rose fragrance.
Angel Face is another of the lavender roses worth a place in your garden. This floribunda has a fruity lemon fragrance, grows to 130cm (just over 4 ft) and has slightly ruffled mauve-lavender petals that darken toward the edges.
Any one of these roses would make a great asset to your rose garden and give you hours of enjoyment with their beautiful form and delightful fragrance.