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Darlow's Enigma

Type: Rambling Rose

Pure white semi-double 1 1/2" blooms (petals 5-8) that open flat to show golden centers are produced in clusters on a continually blooming bush.

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Regular Price: $38.00

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SKU RR785
Alternate Name(s) Cascadia
Specifc ARS Score 8.4
Bloom Type Clustered, Flat, Single
Breeder Code No
Characteristics Fragrance, Hips, Shade, Single
Specific Color White/yellow center
Country of Origin No
Fragrance Very Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 4 (-30° to -20°), 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant Yes
Approximate Size 10-12' x 10'
Year No

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Customer Reviews (25)

ImpressiveReview by Paula
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Was a little nervous planting this in summer heat, but it started blooming before I even had a chance to get it into the ground and grew about a foot in 4 months! Very hardy, despite my windy waterfront location. Really excited to see this take off next year. Amazing scent and quite popular with the honeybees and butterflies! (Posted on 10/3/2017)
Continuous, Fragrant Bloom all SummerReview by Sarah
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One of my favorite roses! I first saw Darlow's Enigma blooming at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Had to grow it myself, and I was not disappointed.

It is a large rose, so be prepared. It blooms from early summer until frost, and is exceptionally fragrant in the morning, especially. Bees love it.

We grew one on a large pergola at our last place of residence, and we will be planting one in our new location this fall. (Posted on 9/14/2017)
ExplosiveReview by Lisa P
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I love this explosive rose! Within days or arrival it was already sending out new green leaves. Within just a couple of weeks it was well on its way, and It's now tripled in size. This rose has had continuous clusters of small, brilliantly white flowers all summer long! It also smells fantastic. I wish I'd planted it closer to our deck so I could smell it from there, but I don't dare try to transplant this one (the other reviewers are quite right--its thorns are wicked!) I'll likely just go ahead and order another to plant closer to the deck. Absolutely no regrets about this rose, it was worth every cent. (Posted on 9/6/2017)
Foolproof shrub roseReview by Brierwood
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We planted two Darlows at our front gate in the country about twenty years ago. To say they are beautiful, fragrent , deer proof, disease proof and really foolproof is putting it mildly. Absolutely incredible huge shrub rose completely covered in small ivory single roses all summer long. Moved and had to leave them behind. So wish I had space for one now. Mine got ten feet tall x ten feet wide. Fit fine out in the country but have no space for one now. If you have the room, get one. You will not regret it. (Posted on 8/24/2017)
One in sun, 2nd in shade....look greatReview by David
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We ordered 2 of these last year. This is the first full growing season, and they are growing just fine. They look great, one is placed against the front of the house on a trellis, in partial sun. The 2nd is in a fence corner, on a trellis in full sun. We are in Southern New Hampshire, zone 6. (Posted on 6/16/2017)
Hardy and Huge!Review by HNS
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My Mom planted a Darlow's Enigma in Central Oregon about 10 years ago; it is huge (at least 8 feet tall and almost as wide) and sprawling over the deck. The rose gets heavily pruned to about 4 feet every couple of years to keep it under control. It is always covered in blooms and the fragrance is heady. We adore this very hardy rose with its wonderful scent, and it does really well in our harsh high desert climate. In comparison, New Dawn and Morning has Broken, both lovely roses, are planted in the same bed, and although both survive, neither has thrived here. If you have the space for a big shrub, and are willing to prune occasionally, Darlow's Enigma comes highly recommended!
(Posted on 6/9/2017)
spectacular rose!Review by drjeanne315
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Bought one of these initially, then 2 more - and one grew a seedling that came up thru paving stones. That little shoot is now in its 3rd year, and it's a beautiful shrub 5 ft tall and wide with cascading branches. The others are on trellises, over 8 ft tall. Size easily controlled by pruning. Wanted to move one this year, cut canes back to 3 feet and transplanted in early April, root ball was not gigantic and it is doing beautifully. I have a lot of shade tress and poor luck with other roses due to insufficient sun - but these are amazing! Everything I hoped for and more. (Posted on 6/5/2017)
Fabulous, Fragrant, Continuous Bloom til FrostReview by Sarita in Colorado
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I saw this rose at the Denver Botanic Gardens growing on a huge trells mixed with sunset-colored honeysuckle and wisteria. Had to have it....

Planted a similar combination on the corners of a pergola, and it did not disappoint. A beautiful, super vigorous, fragrant (esp in the morning) rose that blooms all summer til frost. Adore it! Definitely be sure you have room for it and strong support. (Posted on 3/16/2017)
Scents the whole gardenReview by Susanna
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Planted three years ago; now covers the whole side of the little barn. Gets morning sun. Blooms continually. If I had a place to put it, I'd definitely have another. Purchased one for a friend; she is entirely pleased as well. Hers grows against a block wall in full sun. (Posted on 1/3/2017)
successful rose!Review by alice
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This is my most successful rose ever!
I've grown it everywhere,even on a north facing wall in Santa Fe;NM.
I love the name too. (Posted on 4/14/2016)
perfectly fabulousReview by Kisa
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I adore this rose. Fragrant, beautiful, tough, vigorous, thrives in zone 5 in nearly full shade. (Posted on 6/11/2014)
Love this rose!Review by Chris CM
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I have 2 of these. They've been growing on my fence for the past 12'ish years and I love them! They've survived abuse and freezes and just come back stronger. They're outside our kitchen slider, and at night we can't see the bush just the flowers. They look like little twines of light. The fragrance is wonderful and attracts many bees when they are in bloom. A word of caution: Make sure that you have them on a sturdy trellis because they're heavy when they take off. (Posted on 5/27/2014)
Beautiful, but lack of heat affects bloomsReview by Monica
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I live in northern California 1/2 mile from the ocean, and temps here are fairly cool and foggy, even in summer. It is planted in a location that gets about 4 hours of morning sun, and while the foliage grew at an astounding rate, it stubbornly refused to bloom for the first 2 years. This spring has been one of the warmest on record for my area, and now, in its third year, it is covered in blooms. If I had it to do over, I would put it where it gets more afternoon sun so as to soak up as much of the heat as possible. Overall, though, it is healthy and trouble-free, and the scent right by the living room window is heavenly! (Posted on 5/25/2014)
yikes!Review by rose petaled fan
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Take the size descriptions literally .These "things" have gone crazy! Climbing over and covering the golden chain trees they were planted by and dwarfing them.They need to be transplanted, but are huge with nasty thorns. So, some day we will get brave, cut them back, and try maybe, to move them to a better spot.They were put in a temporary spot and liked it and took off. We planted 3 of them help! I fear the root balls are huge maybe too huge for us to move. As far as smell goes mine seem mild.Huh? They are around 7 years old and have little more fragrance, maybe in too much shade. I now think a rose I planted years ago is Darlow"s Enigma. Same leaf and flower and spread with a huge trunk like a tree. That was supposed to be a Bankseia type. Oh well, they are pretty spectacular in bloom, even if they need a better spot. But they do spread to 10 by 10 feet! (Posted on 5/23/2014)
Unusual and gorgeousReview by Unwit
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Everything the above reviewers say I have found to be true in zone 6b, central Kentucky -- fully covered in foliage and panicles of a couple dozen blossoms each-- except mine got even bigger than nine by nine. It built up over time to above the porch gutters, and the ceilings in that house were ten-foot, and the porch was two feel above ground level. It made a tangle of greenery with razor-sharp thorns the Carolina wrens used to nest in. I only saw the nests in winter once the leaves had fallen.
Sadly, I lost this plant to rosette virus, so if you live somewhere rosette is a problem, you want to know that. I had made another plant by cuttings. It was planted 100 feet away from the one on the porch, and it succumbed to rosette also. RIP Darlow! (Posted on 5/22/2014)
Beautiful - but very prickly Review by Dana
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My rose is three years old this year and it is about 14ft tall and about 9 ft wide. it is a spectacular sight!! The flowers smell fantastic and the honey bee's love it! But beware, this rose has some serious tiny thorns and will fight back during pruning! (Posted on 4/21/2014)
Great in shadeReview by Ann
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This rose blooms several times a year under the shade of a huge oak tree here in our humidity of zone 7. It grows between the porch and a sidewalk 6 feet from the tree. The only care it gets is once year pruning and fertilizing when I can remember. The small single blooms grow in clusters that perfume the porch. It did take several years to get the very thorny canes long enough to climb to the porch roof.
(Posted on 2/23/2014)
An All Time FavoriteReview by Heather
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I bought my Darlow's Enigma from Heirloom around 1990. I've moved five times since and have brought it with me each time. I was concerned most especially about the last move from Southern California to the Sierra Nevadas, but it bloomed like a champ in its first Spring here and is as prolific as always. My neighbors love the scent it wafts to their porch all summer. Right now, its hips are bringing little dots of bright orange color to our snowy winter landscape. Once it settles in, it is a very carefree rose. A yearly mulch and some water in the hottest months makes it very happy. It is a truly great rose. (Posted on 12/8/2013)
An All Time FavoriteReview by Heather
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I bought my Darlow's Enigma from Heirloom around 1990. I've moved five times since and have brought it with me each time. I was concerned most especially about the last move from Southern California to the Sierra Nevadas, but it bloomed like a champ in its first Spring here and is as prolific as always. My neighbors love the scent it wafts to their porch all summer. Right now, its hips are bringing a little dots of bright orange color to our snowy winter landscape. Once it settles in, it is a very carefree rose. A yearly mulch and some water in the hottest months makes it very happy. It is a truly great rose. (Posted on 12/8/2013)
I love this roseReview by Kitty
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This is growing in Omaha, zone 5, in the part shade of a tree. I planted it 6 years ago and it is so healthy and thick, it's against a fence but seems self-supporting. About 6-7'X3' maybe? Best bloom is early in the season, when it is simply covered with tiny fragrant blooms very similar to a white wild rose - but unlike the wild rose it repeats (less spectacularly) throughout the season and into October. It is very healthy looking, disease resistant and completely care-free. The blooms leave tiny rosehips and after over-wintering they are very tasty in the spring, almost like a small dried cranberry with a seed. Not much to them, but you can just taste the vitamin C! This rose is like a friend, one of my simple pleasures. (Posted on 10/28/2013)

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