Learning these secrets about growing the most fragrant roses will help treat your senses with soothing natural scents. Don’t worry if you are not an expert rosarian; these tips will make you a pro!
You may ask why heirloom roses? Well, these old-fashioned flowers have a superior fragrance due to their lineage dating back centuries – they evolved to prioritize fragrance.
It is because of their strategic cross-pollination, which preserved and intensified their scent. They also have a broader genetic makeup than the new hybrid roses, which makes their scent more impactful.
The other contributing factors are essential oils (myrcene, geraniol, and citronellol) that have a higher concentration in Heirloom roses – vital components for the strong fragrance.
Some of the best heirloom roses you must grow for their scent are:
The easiest way to enjoy the best-scented roses is to pick the most fragrant ones! In rose kingdom, Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, English, Damask, and Bourbon Roses are among the most aromatic ones. If you ask us, our top picks are:
The scent of these plants depends solely on essential oils, which are most concentrated in the petals, and from there, they get dispersed into the air – this is how we perceive their fragrance.
If the roses are packed closely together, or if the plant is in a close vicinity with other ones – there will not be a good airflow – preventing the dispersion of scent molecules.
Proper spacing between plants eliminates the chances of the air becoming stagnant. Crowded plants can also create a suffocating environment, increasing the risk of fungal diseases.
You can also grow them near a patio and by aliving or bedroom window – this way, you’ll get their fragrance easily!
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