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My Rugosas have no fragrance?

Posted by ptwonline 5b (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 9, 14 at 10:32

This spring I planted some fragrant roses for the first time to replace my barely fragrant Knock Out Roses. The first to just fully bloom were the hybrid white rugosas Blanc Double de Coubert and White Pavement. However, these roses seem to have no fragrance for me so far. I have to stick my nose right into the flower and then I get the barest hint of a fragrance (I almost stuck my nose right into a busy bee!), and even then it just smells more like leaves than flowers.

Do I have to wait for later in the summer or even until these roses are older before I get fragrance from these? They seem fairly vigorous.


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RE: My Rugosas have no fragrance?

I would say "patience." Many roses do not come "true" the first time they bloom. Maturity will probably rectify the problem--especially after the rose is 3-4 years old.


RE: My Rugosas have no fragrance?

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 9, 14 at 15:25

Weather conditions will also affect fragrance. Even different times of the day can make a difference. Be patient, let them mature and I'll bet they'll smell great!

RE: My Rugosas have no fragrance?

Thanks. It's hard to wait but as all gardeners discover, life is about delayed gratification!

RE: My Rugosas have no fragrance?

Also continue to improve the soil with lots of mulch. Organic material in the soil will also contribute to smell of roses and flavor of vegetables.

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