Fragrant & Remontant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Eglantyne The catalog suggests that Eglantyne is one of the more disease-free of the English roses. And disease has not been a problem. Eglantyne is pretty well branched and foliaged. It produces an ample number of rose blossoms which are of good size. In my garden the roses are pleasantly, but not strongly fragrant.

The rose seems not quite so vigorous as I'd wish. And in its second year its canes seem a little weak to carry the flowers, especially in damp weather. If this is a trait passed down from Constance Spry, it might get better with passing years.

ARS members rate it 7.8 which seems reasonable for a very solid rose but not one of great distingtion.

Austin, UK 1994
Claire Rose | Sophy's Rose | Tamora
Zone 5-9
Stanwell Perpetual | Cressida
Shrub or English Rose
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: SRB Garden in NJ, May 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.