Hot off the press, Scent from Heaven was awarded Rose of the Year 2017 at Hampton Court this year and so, for rose fanciers, this is a first edition, must-have, collectable item and a valuable addition to our range of roses for sale. Scent from Heaven is a climbing rose, and one that suits most of us in that it Grows to an easily manageable two metres. Perfect for easy pruning and enough oomph for impact. We particularly like its button hole buds that then open into reams of wavy, peachy orange petals arranged almost like a camelia's around pronounced golden stamens in a golden, central bowl. It is pretty special. The scent (from heaven?) is a glorious, rich and fruity fragrance that is powerful enough to pervade the garden which happens frequently as this is prolific flowerer between June and late September. Scent from Heaven really does live up to its punning name.
The other vital attribute of Scent from Heaven roses is their enormous capacity to resist fungal diseases so its dark, green glossy leaves remain pretty much unblemished all summer; banish the Roseclear immediately and think of the extra time you will save.
There are several lovely shrub roses in shades of peachy orange that could continue the theme into your herbaceous borders, all of which are recent and robust arrivals. The three angels of Dame Judi Dench, Lady Emma Hamilton and Lady of Shalott would be marvellous companions to anything Scent from Heaven. Far from being a Jacob's Ladder, Scent from Heaven's proportions identify it as ideal for pergolas, obelisks, pillars and suchlike where you need to train a rose but do not want to have to constantly be cutting it back and where you can benefit from its out of this world scent. However, if you need more of a mountaineer, Schoolgirl is an orange rose that would fit the bill.
This recent introduction was bred by Chris Warner who is also responsible for Gloriana and Warm Welcome. As well as being Rose of the Year 2017 it also won the fragrance prize at the Paris International Rose Trials.