FAQ. Frequently Asked Questions.
CHANDOS BEAUTYQ, I would like to fill my garden with highly perfumed roses. Which varieties do you recommend. A. The choice of highly perfumed roses is immense. Unfortunately it is one of the areas that cause the most arguments. What one person describes as highly perfumed, another person will disagree and describe the perfume as mild. Roses have one of the most complex, widely ranging perfumes of all flowers. The weather conditions on the day before the rose opens, the age of the flower, the season and even the time of day all influence the fragrance of an individual bloom. On our web site we have listed all the roses which we stock and are generally described as highly perfumed. See Highly Perfumed Roses on the main menu. The varieties we can recommend are as follows. CHANDOS BEAUTY. DOUBLE DELIGHT. FIREFIGHTER. GERTRUDE JEKYLL. JUDE THE OBSCURE. MUNSTEAD WOOD. PAPA MEILLAND. SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY. THE ANNIVERSARY ROSE and WOLLERTON OLD HALL.
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Double Delight is one of the world’s most popular Hybrid Tea roses and was inducted into the World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Hall of Fame in 1985.
Bred and introduced in 1977 by USA Rose Breeders Swim and Ellis, Double Delight is perfectly named. It is an eye-catching dual coloured rose and it has an absolutely delightful perfume. In fact, the spicy rich perfume has become a benchmark against which other rose perfumes are frequently measured.
The 30 or so bicoloured petals which form each 12 to 15cm flower are classically arranged into a high-centred bloom. Every sequence of the bloom from its bud to full bloom is admired and Double Delight has earned a good reputation as a very popular cut flower. Its rapid repeat flowering ensures the bush is rarely without flowers.
Compared to most Hybrid Tea roses, Double Delight is a relatively small bush growing only to 1.2m tall and around 1m wide. This growth habit makes it ideal as a standard rose.
The bush is generally hardy, albeit it occasionally has a touch of mildew in early Spring or late Autumn which is not really a problem in our hot, dry climate.
Double Delight is an “essential” rose in every rose lover’s garden.
Also available in the UK
For details of all our current roses, see our extensive web site.
Over 1000 varieties to choose from