For Fragrance & Color – “Double Delight”

I had to replace my shrub of Double Delight last year and have been anxious to see blooms from the replacement I planted this spring. Finally, a bloom.  Not only does this rose produce a beautiful colorful bloom, it is highly fragrant. By that, I mean you can cut a stem and bring it inside and it will fill the room with fragrance.

Double Delight – Hybrid Tea

Double Delight – Hybrid Tea

Introduced in 1976, this rose was an AARS Winner in 1977. It currently holds an ARS rating of 8.3

If I had room, i would grow at least six of these. Do you grow this rose? What experience have you had with it?


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Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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12 Responses to For Fragrance & Color – “Double Delight”

  1. seniorhiker says:

    We have two Double Delight bushes in our garden, and both are doing well. If I had to pick a single all-time favorite rose, Double Delight would be it.


  2. debsgarden says:

    I can see how it got its name; gorgeous flower! I hope your roses are enjoying our recent rainfall!


  3. elenawill says:

    From my experience in my last garden it was a rose that would sleep the first year, creep the second year and leap the third year.


  4. One of the few hybrid teas I grow, and I love it! My current bush is own root and hanging on despite the drought and being moved early this spring.


  5. Double Delight is well named! It’s fairly disease resistant for me here in the Pacific Northwest where black spot seems to be the state flower.


  6. Lona says:

    What gorgeous blooms Chris. I love Double Delight and its changing colored petals. It is like Scentimental in like no two blooms are ever the same. Beautiful pictures!


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