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By Lydia

London, United Kingdom Gb

Any recommendations for an Orange scented rose? I'm looking to get my mother a rose for her 70th birthday, I'd like to find one that is a real 'orange/tangerine' colour rather than apricot and would love it to be scented? Would love to have any of your suggestions.



I grow Rosa Warm Welcome (as a climber) don't know if it's available as a shrub. Slightly fragrant but nothing much to write home about.

1 Jul, 2013


Don't really know anything about roses, but a quick search gave this site which has lots of orange roses. The one (on page 2) called Wildfire is a small 2ft tall rose with medium fragrance apparently. They give you the type of scent from none to strongly scented.
I don't know anything about the company, so it's not a recommendation!
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Or the Spalding rose co.

Otherwise you could search for a rose in your Mother's name.

1 Jul, 2013


Have a look at the rose called Pat Austin, I bought a bare root one in spring and it has grown really well and I have masses of buds. Here is the description for David Austins website:-

This was an entirely new colour break in English Roses: a bright copper on the inside of the petals, with pale copper-yellow on the outer sides, creating a similar effect to ‘Austrian Copper’ (Rosa foetida ‘Bicolor’). The flowers are large and deeply cupped, the contrasting colours giving a most attractive effect. There is a strong Tea scent with a warm, sensuous background. ‘Pat Austin’ forms a large shrub with attractively glossy foliage. The blooms nod gracefully from the strong, elegantly arching growth, which is in proportion with the large flowers, showing them off to perfection. With its bright colouration, it is a wonderful rose for bringing excitement to a border of softer coloured roses and plants. Named after David Austin’s late wife, who was an accomplished sculptress.

1 Jul, 2013


that's really great, thank you everyone, I'll look into all of your suggestions!

2 Jul, 2013


Might I add a couple of others for you to consider?

Rosa 'Summer Song' - A David Austin Rose (Lovely scent)

Rosa 'Simply the Best' - A HT rose (Lightly scented)

3 Jul, 2013


That's great, many thanks I will look at those also, they all sound lovely!

9 Jul, 2013

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