You are right, they are not as scented as others. They do bloom profusely and continuously and don't need any winter protection.
Have you heard of Stanwell Perpetual? That is an Old English Rose (Scotish actually) that is hardy and smells wonderful!
Cat maid to:
Jasper, male Ragdoll ?? (approx 10 yrs)
Rose semi feral, a cpietra rescue, female tabby (approx 7 yrs)
Sweet Pea RIP (2004?-2014)
Puddles RIP (1996-2014)
Snowball RIP (1991-2005)
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