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Sheila's Perfume is easily mistaken for a Hybrid Tea because its flowers are large, high centred and often carried singly. They are highly scented, predominantly golden yellow but each petal is edged with red that fades to pink before becoming gold. It is a very beautiful bloom indeed that also has the merit of being weatherproof. Sheila's Perfume is classified as a floribunda primarily because of its good branching habit. The foliage is healthy and a good dark green and the whole plant is remarkably sturdy - growing to about 4ft (1.2m) and disease resistant.
Sheila's Perfume is a really good rose and its perfume, colouring and disease resistance make it a really good candidate for a position in the middle of your rose border.
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Sheila's Perfume should be planted where its colouring is visible and where you can smell its sensational perfume. It will also look good in association with roses such as Harry Wheatcroft, Piccadilly and Chicago Peace with a climber such as Phyllis Bide in the background, all of which you can find in our full list of British roses for sale... Underplant with spring flowering bulbs as they love the top dressing and mulching roses get and repay the gardener by putting on a show long before the roses flower.
If you are planting in a rose border, we suggest that you plant a minimum of 3 in an triangular group with the plants spaced about 80cms apart.
Sheila's Perfume was introduced by Harkness Roses in 1985 but was bred by John Sheridan, an amateur, who named the best rose he ever produced after his wife. Its parentage gives you some idea of how complicated rose breeding can be. The pollen can from an unnamed cross between Daily Sketch and another unnamed cross between Paddy McGredy and Prima Ballerina. That pollen fertilised Peer Gynt whose seed became Sheila's Perfume.