Rugosa

Wild Roses: Rugosa The Rugosa rose, also known as Japanese rose and Ramanas rose. This beautiful flowering shrub is native to Asia and was first seen in China, Japan and Korea where it grows along the coastline in sandy soiled areas. The name ‘Rugosa’ rose actually comes from the Japanese word ‘Hamans’ which means ‘shore pear’, due to its prickly bush … Read moreRugosa

Scentasia

The “official” version of Scentasia gives the color as light yellow to white. However, every specimen that I have seen has been white, with a yellow center, as seen in the accompanying photo. Also listed as “moderate fragrance”…again, this is at odds with my experience. I have found it to be quite strongly perfumed. Perhaps … Read moreScentasia

Veilchenblau

Veilchenblau, a Lilac-lavender colored rose makes our list of top five ramblers for some very good reasons. It is wonderfully fragrant, nearly thornless, easy to grow, and somewhat shade tolerant.  Vielchenblau Rambler Class: Rambling, Hybrid Multiflora Origin: Johan Schmits 1909 Habit: Climbing, up to 6m Blooms: Masses of smaller semi-double flowers, no repeat. Very fragrant Parentage: Crimson Rambler … Read moreVeilchenblau