|'Sweet Fragrance', 8/26/11|
'Sweet Fragrance' (registered as 'BAInce') blooms continually in my garden, but the sometimes occasional blossoms are bordered by four to five waves of blooms during the season. She is a Ping Lim-bred rose, introduced in the US by Bailey Nurseries in 2007. The picture at the right was taken recently during the 4th bloom phase of this summer, still quite prolific despite just coming out of the recent heat wave. I did not edit or crop the picture at all, it is straight from the camera (except for some compression), as flower-filled as it was taken. Buds of 'Sweet Fragrance' are hybrid-tea-shaped, but open into somewhat unorganized double blossoms in large clusters that have tones of yellow, orange, coral, pink and apricot all mixed together. The older the blossom, the pinker it becomes. The three foot high shrub has had no dieback in three winters and it needs no spray here in Kansas to keep it healthy. 'Sweet Fragrance' was awarded Portland's Best Grandiflora in 2008 and again in 2010.
Easy Elegance(tm) roses are all grown on their own roots, and they came to me potted as fairly large plants compared to most marketed own root roses. All three of the varieties I grow are vigorous and healthy, and sooner or later I'll blog about the rest of them. But for now, search out 'Sweet Fragrance' to add a peachy note of color and fragrance to your garden.