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Is 'Elie Beauvillain' fragrant?

Posted by vmr423 z8b SC (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 16, 14 at 20:22

I am not going to buy any roses* until I figure out where my RU Summer Sale roses are going in the ground, and until I have a clue about what's going on with my 10 (ten!) rescue roses.

Howsomever, a girl's gotta dream, and while I think about what I might eventually purchase, I'm curious about 'Elie Beauvillain', and does she have some fragrance, moderate fragrance, strong fragrance or heavenly fragrance to die for?

I'm guessing that if the last possibility were true, there would be at least some mention at HMF about her scent, but I see nothing at all, so I turn to you knowledgeable rose fiends to sort me out.

I know she has a reputation for being finicky, but I also hear that she loves heat and humidity, and I can provide those.


*Like Mr. Wilde, I can resist everything but temptation...

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RE: Is 'Elie Beauvillain' fragrant?

  • Posted by fogrose zone 10/sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 16, 14 at 21:09

My Elie is still in a pot but has had several flushes of flowers. To my nose she has a moderate tea fragrance but my nose is not the greatest for detecting tea scents. Very pretty flowers though.


RE: Is 'Elie Beauvillain' fragrant?

Thanks, Diane- my nose isn't all that reliable either, but I'm glad to hear that she has some fragrance.

The flowers are very much what I love in a rose...


RE: Is 'Elie Beauvillain' fragrant?

Can Elie Beauvillain be tamed periodically as a tall shrub?
Is anyone growing her free standing or unsupported?

I'm considering planting in front of my brick wall.

Alas, is it moderately fragrant?

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