As its name suggests, this Basye rose has an unusual scent, which is reminiscent of myrrh, licorice, or anise. It boasts large blooms that range from light pink to white and have a diameter of four to five inches.
The downsides of this rose include its deciduous foliage and thorns.
- Size: Medium-tall
- Classification: Shrub rose
- Year Introduced: 1980
- Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
- Height: 4-5ft
- Width: 3-4ft
- Color: White, light pink, or white blend
- Bloom: Large 4-5″ blooms, with bloom cycles in the spring, summer, and fall
- Fragrance: Minimal, but unusually scented like myrrh
- Foliage: Deciduous, with thorns
- Cold Hardiness: USDA Zones 6b to 9b
- Parentage: Rose macrantha Desportes x Dickson’s Red