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Oct 21, English roses make wonderful cut flowers, especially the most fragrant ones. The deep pink Rosa Gertrude Jekyll and rich magenta-purple Rosa Young Lycidas will fill a room with their gorgeous Old Rose scent. Their informal but opulent air suits simple arrangements in bowls or vases.
Best of the pinks. 1 ' Princess Alexandra' - One of the best deep pink bush roses for cutting, with a lovely scent.
It is a very tall stemmed (and so ideal for arranging), usually single-headed, bright magenta pink with very few thorns. Jun 09, Best Roses for Cutting. Grow roses that last longer after you've cut them. June 09, Iceberg Rose. The shrub rose 'Iceberg' has a delicious honey scent.
In a test conducted at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California, the following link shows the double roses (listed in alphabetical order) that fared best as cut flowers, lasting five or more days after cutting. Very robust and healthy, English Rose 'Bishop's Castle' is an excellent repeat-flowering rose featuring profuse blooms of rich raspberry pink that pale as the flowers mature.
The flowers are shallowly cupped and fully double (80 petals) with a central button shrubcleanup.barre: Full Sun, Partial Sun.