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Fragrant Cloud

Fragrant Cloud

Fragrant Cloud is a very nice hybrid tea, with a very heady old-rose scent.  Its color is more orange than the picture shows; the catalog photo shown in the Rose News shows the color more accurately.   Fragrant Cloud has bloomed in 1999 -- using the digital camera, here's a much better representation of what the rose really looks like.

1999 fragrant cloud

Fragrant Cloud repeat blooms throughout the season; here it is in late July.

1999 Fragrant Cloud

In mid-September 1999, Fragrant Cloud is putting on quite a show!

1999 Fragrant Cloud

It's finishing off 1999 in fine style!

1999 fragrant cloud

Mid-November, and Fragrant Cloud comes up with one last, glorious blossom!

1999 Fragrant Cloud

Fragrant Cloud has bloomed -- late May, 2000.

2000 fragrant cloud

2000 fragrant cloud

2000 fragrant cloud

Fragrant Cloud is into its second flush -- mid-June.

2000 fragrant cloud

July the Fourth, and still going strong!

2000 fragrant cloud

2000 fragrant cloud

Late October, and Fragrant Cloud has produced one last gorgeous bloom.

2000 fragrant cloud

I underestimated this rose.  It's mid November (!) and this was waiting outside for me.

2000 fragrant cloud

Fragrant Cloud has begun its 2001 bloom - Memorial Day weekend.

2001 Fragrant Cloud

2001 Fragrant Cloud

2001 Fragrant Cloud

2001 Fragrant Cloud

It's mid-May, 2002, and Fragrant Cloud has begun to bloom with a half-dozen beauties!

2002 Fragrant Cloud

2002 Fragrant Cloud

2002 Fragrant Cloud

2002 Fragrant Cloud

2002 Fragrant Cloud

Fragrant Cloud has begun to bloom, early June, 2003.

2003 Fragrant Cloud

2003 Fragrant Cloud

2003 Fragrant Cloud

2003 Fragrant Cloud

2003 Fragrant Cloud

It's mid-October and Fragrant Cloud has been one of the best performers this year.

2003 Fragrant Cloud

November second -- still in bloom!

2003 Fragrant Cloud

Fragrant Cloud was damaged by the severe winter of 2003-2004 but has come back and has begun to bloom in late May.

2004 Fragrant Cloud

2004 Fragrant Cloud

2004 Fragrant Cloud

2004 Fragrant Cloud

Fragrant Cloud once again scared me after the miserable winter of 2004-2005 but has come back again and has bloomed in early June, 2005.

2005 Fragrant Cloud

2005 Fragrant Cloud

2005 Fragrant Cloud

2005 Fragrant Cloud

2005 Fragrant Cloud

It's 24 May 2006; Fragrant Cloud has begun to open its first bud.

2006 Fragrant Cloud

2006 Fragrant Cloud

2006 Fragrant Cloud

2006 Fragrant Cloud

2006 Fragrant Cloud

2006 Fragrant Cloud

2006 Fragrant Cloud

It's mid-July and Fragrant Cloud has begun to open more blossoms.

2006 Fragrant Cloud


It's Memorial Day 2007 and Fragrant Cloud has joined the other roses in bloom.

2007 fragrant cloud

Just one day later ....

2007 fragrant cloud

2007 fragrant cloud

2007 fragrant cloud

The first of June 2008 brings the bloom of Fragrant Cloud.  The poor thing is being totally overshadowed by her giant neighbors, Melody Parfumee and Lagerfeld, which I shall have to cut back (once the blooms are faded) to give Fragrant Cloud some room to grow.

2008 fragrant cloud

2008 fragrant cloud

2008 fragrant cloud

2008 fragrant cloud

2008 fragrant cloud

Given its poor growth last year and the miserable winter of 2008-2009, it's sad but little surprise that Fragrant Cloud has passed on from my garden.

Talk about a surprise!  More like a shock!  As I said above, Fragrant Cloud didn't grow last year.  After the abysmal winter of 2009-2010, what with the spruce tree falling on the rose garden and all, the last thing I expected was a miracle.  Yet, in the space between Melody Parfumee and Lagerfeld, a rose popped up from under the cedar mulch.  I let it grow, figuring it for probably a Dr. Huey rootstock.  Lo! and Behold!  It grew a bud that opened today, 6 July 2010, and what should appear?  FRAGRANT CLOUD!!  It was 104 degrees today, totally unbearable, yet I had to run outside like a lunatic to get a photo before it faded.

2010 fragrant cloud

Apparently there will be no repeat miracle.  Fragrant Cloud tried to put out new growth in 2011 but it then withered and died.  Given the size of the neighbors, I'm not going to replant the spot.



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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