All roses will bring beauty to your Houston, Texas garden, but not all roses have the fragrance you may also desire for your garden. (Some roses have only a faint, light fragrance, and some have practically no scent at all.) If you would like to plant very fragrant roses in your Houston, Texas garden, try some of the varieties suggested below.
Angel Face Rose. This floribunda rose has an incredibly fragrant blossom, in addition to being very easy to grow. These roses are a beautiful purple color, and have been one of the most popular roses in America for over 30 years. Its unusual color will also add an extra note of beauty to your Houston, Texas garden. Plant these roses in early spring (February or March) and enjoy their highly fragrant blooms from spring through the first frost in your Houston, Texas garden.
Double Delight Rose. This gorgeous hybrid tea has an equally lovely fragrance. Its blooms are white, edged in cherry red. Plant them in full sun in the fall in your Houston, Texas garden, and these hardy roses will flower in the spring through the first frost. This fragrant beauty also makes a great cut flower. These are some of the most widely grown roses in the world.
Intrigue Rose. This is another floribunda with an amazing fragrance and gorgeous purple blooms. These roses bloom in clusters that look lovely in arrangements, and will also fill your home with their heady fragrance. Plant this rose in full sun in your Houston, Texas garden, preferably in organic soil.
Chrysler Imperial Rose. This classic hybrid tea has a fragrance as beautiful as its striking, dark red petals. These roses also make the perfect cut flower. Surprisingly hardy for such a lovely flower, this rose will survive the Houston, Texas winters without problems. Plant these fragrant beauties as an accent flower for your garden; they also look terrific in a mixed border.
Fragrant Cloud Rose. A hybrid tea with extremely fragrant blooms, you will enjoy its gorgeous orangey-red blooms from early spring through the first frost in your Houston, Texas garden. These roses were voted “Most Fragrant” by the Houston Rose Society, and “World’s Favorite Rose” in 1981. Be sure to plant them in soil with excellent drainage.
Perfume Delight Rose. Its name alone should tell you that this flower isn’t just fragrant, it’s extremely fragrant. Its intoxicating scent, reminiscent of old damask roses, is simply amazing. Its oval buds open in large double blooms of dark pink, and the stems are long and strong, perfect for cutting. This is a highly disease resistant plant for your Houston, Texas garden.
Granada. This is the most fragrant of the multi-colored roses. It has long cutting stems, too, so you can use its beauty in bouquets and arrangements. The flowers are a pink and lemon blend that can also show hints of red, gold and apricot. Planted in the full sun of your Houston, Texas garden it will bloom profusely.
Tiffany Hybrid Tea Rose. These hybrid tea roses have the most classic tea rose flowers. If you are looking for traditional-scented roses with intense fragrance, the Tiffany hybrid is for you. It will bloom continuously if deadheaded consistently in your Houston, Texas garden.