Sweet Afton

Fragrant & Remontant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Cressida Two things surprised me in my first encounter with Sweet Afton. It had far too many roses to be a hybrid tea. It was too well foliaged and branched. And, for a rose whose reputation is built on fragrance it had surprisingly little. Though I nuzzled several blossoms I detected no odor. Finally, the flowers are reputed to be five inches across; these are not quite three. Could there be a labelling problem?

ARS members rate Sweet Afton 7.0 and Heirloom rosarians rave about it. Perhaps it is a rose for cooler, cloudier climates.

Armstrong, 1964
Zone 4-9
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Berkeley Rose Garden, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.