|'Fragrant Surprise' is a hybrid tea rose which produces clusters of quartered-rosette, fully double, fruity scented, large apricot-pink flowers, which age to an orange-red. Foliage is semi-glossy and mid-green. Best blooms are in summer and fall. Also known as Samaritan Rose and Harverag Rose.
In general, roses are a large group of flowering shrubs, most with showy flowers that are single-petalled to fully double petalled. Leaves are typically medium to dark green, glossy, and ovate, with finely toothed edges. Vary in size from 1/2 inch to 6 inches, five petals to more than 30, and in nearly every color. Often the flowers are very fragrant.
Most varieties grow on long canes that sometimes climb. Unfortunately, this favorite plant is quite susceptible to a variety of diseases and pests, many of which can be controlled with good cultural practices.