Margaret Merril
Margaret Merril
Margaret Merril
Margaret Merril

Margaret Merril®

$55 Regular price
Tag or Stake
  • Cutting
  • Container Friendly
  • Pollinator Friendly

VERY FRAGRANT! If a VERY fragrant rose is important to you, meet Margaret Merrill. This five time gold medal winner is rated number one for fragrance by England's Royal National Rose Society ahead of all other English Roses. She produces clusters of extremely fragrant blooms that vary between clear white to slightly pink-white in cooler climates. Margaret Merrill has an intoxicating citrus scent and is a repeat bloomer with strong stems perfect for cutting. This coveted rose does well in gardens and pots and the bees love her bright, golden stamens. An overall winner for beauty, fragrance, and pollinator friendly!

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Rose Type Floribunda
Bloom Types Clustered, Semi-Double
Breeder Code HARkuly
Characteristic(s) Cutting, Container Friendly, Pollinator Friendly
Color White
Specific Color White
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Hardiness Zone 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Year 1977
Approximate Size 4' x 3'

Margaret Merril®

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Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Beautiful Margaret

I have my rose in a pot. It leafed out very rapidly and to my surprise it immediately produced a bud. The rose is gorgeous. Is a tight bud with the slightest shade of soft pink at tip. Ounce it opens is amazingly beautiful. The beauty has really surprised me. It now has three more buds. It’s been only five weeks planted. Already a top favorite.

Leafed out right away

Rose plant arrived nice and healthy. Leafed out in a little over a week and has a rose bud already about to open.

And the winner is . . . .

Where has this incredible rose been hiding from me all of my life?

Admittedly, white roses are not my favorite when it comes to color. Color aside, I am a sucker for fragrant roses, and if they are award winners like Margaret, even better. While some reviewers state she does not have much scent, its pretty normal for a new rose to be a bit stingy about perfume. I was delayed a bit in getting her in the ground, as she arrived in the middle of a BRUTAL heat wave. A scorching thermometer on the heels of a cross county trip seemed to be a bit much to ask of a fledgling rose. One month after planting, she bloomed. While the scent was modest, it was noticeable and a good portent of things to come. Otherwise, what a stunning beauty! The flowers were far larger than I expected, held up well in a vase, and were charming proof Margaret was a wise choice.

For those who expect fragrance, give your roses at least a year to fully perfume. In addition, shove left over onion trimmings near the plant. For some reason it enhances the aroma. The relevant chemicals are present full force in the papery skins too. It also seems that most critters do not like onions.

It is rare for me to duplicate roses in my garden, but for Margaret, I might make an exception.

Zone 7B, Ft Smith AR metro

Danielle Dupouy
Impressive delivery!

I purchased these roses to commemorate my wedding 9/21/23!
I was so impressed by the packing and care given to assure this
rooted/potted plant arrived in perfect condition.
The instructions were so clear, easy to follow.
I purchased a pair and planted them two weeks after delivery. They
are thriving! Fully leafed out and have grown a couple of inches in height.
I eagerly await the Springtime to see these roses really show off their
stuff, blossoms and all!
Thank you Heirloom Roses ❤️

Bright white

Going on a second full year with Margaret Merril. Beautiful bright white big blooms. The bush is about 30 inches high this spring. Only issue is a bit of black spot at the end of the year last year and some already this spring. Very fragrant. I I live in the Tacoma WA area. The rose gets morning filtered sun and a few hours of afternoon sun.

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