Gifu, Japan - October, 2016
Rose Hills Award (most fragrant rose)
is a Shrub rose from Kimura of Japan. The very full, pink and purple blooms come in large sprays. The fragrance is Damask Modern: on blooming this rose has a light powdery fragrance with iris notes which progresses to a rich rose fragrance with fruity berry notes blended with the spiciness of cloves..