If I had space for only one red rose, Ingrid Bergman might well be my choice. Its very fragrant velvety, perfect blooms are produced on long stems above very disease resistant dark green foliage. Rebloom is rapid and prolific. Blooms open apace so that one has time to enjoy each stage. A bouquet of buds is the very epitome of what a florist bouquet should be, but with fragrance. What’s more, it’s modest height of between three and four feet, and wonderful foliage make it a perfect choice for a pot as well as the garden bed.
Introduced in 1984.