The rose I planted has bloomed! I have been waiting for this bloom so I could once again smell the amazing fragrance of this rose variety.
The fragrance is… disappointing. It’s very weak and smells like the generic flower smell from grocery store carnations. I am confused. I remember the flowers having an amazing scent. Am I remembering it wrong? Are these these plants not the advertised variety? Is there some cultivation issue, like fertilization or watering?
I’ll let the rose continue to grow for the summer, but if it never smells right, I will remove it from my garden. Garden space is too precious to use on a rose that smells like grocery store flowers.