I wandered out to the backyard this morning after a night of rain. I was delighted
to find that the roses against the back wall are still in bloom. It certainly brought a
smile to my face and heart.
But, the mystery is that no one knows the name of this pretty rose. I have six of
this variety in the back and four in the front yard. My neighbors have told me the
bushes were planted sometime between 1946 and 1950!
It certainly is a hardy rose.
Now, here’s the other mystery. They are very fragrant but no one can define
the fragrance. When the roses first start opening they have a somewhat fruity
scent but once they are fully open the scent is of a strong floral.
My entire neighborhood loves the roses but no one knows the name or can
accurately define the scent.
Here are pictures right after the rain...
Some of the buds appear darker at first...
You can get an idea of the foliage...
As I was about to post this I noticed the sun had come out briefly so I ran out
to take a few more pictures of the rose with a little less moisture.. I know I'm
showing you too many pictures of the same roses but I really want to solve this
I have taken the roses with the foliage to a nursery(well, actually two)and the
only thing they have said is "it's definitely an old rose"...well, I already kind of
If you have any idea as to the name of this rose, I am open to suggestions.