Jude The Obscure
Jude The Obscure
Jude The Obscure
Jude The Obscure
Jude The Obscure
Jude The Obscure
Jude The Obscure®
Jude The Obscure
Jude The Obscure

Jude The Obscure®

Out Of Stock
  • Cutting
  • Fragrance
  • Pots

We are no longer growing this rose. We maintain this listing for our customer's reference purposes.

You can find a similar rose in our David Austin Roses collection.

Named for the 19th century novel by Thomas Hardy. Blessed with magnificent fragrance, 'Jude the Obscure' 4" blooms (petals 40+) are large, cupped, old-fashioned, and of the highest quality and beauty. A lovely shade of rich, soft apricot, the outer petals of the fully double blooms may show a blush of pale yellow. Very free flowering, the blooms are produced on a strong, vigorous, well-shaped bush with mid-green foliage. It received the Corona Regina Teodelinda Perfume Award in Monza, Italy. Mr. Austin says "'Jude the Obscure' produces some of the most superb blooms you have ever seen" with the added benefit of its lovely, strong and unusual fragrance of lemon/myrrh and peach. Makes a good cut flower.

More Information

Rose Type David Austin
Bloom Types Cupped, Very Full
Breeder Code AUSjo
Characteristic(s) Cutting, Fragrance, Pots
Color Apricot
Specific Color Apricot and yellow blend
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 Continual Blooming
Year 1995
Approximate Size 4' - 5' x 4'

Customer Reviews

Based on 73 reviews
Top notch rose

I’ve had Jude for 7 years and he is easily my favorite! Continuous bloomer, smells amazing, grows like crazy.

Barbara Mitchell
Most incredible fragrance

I purchased Jude the Obscure in the 1990's from Heirloom Rose, the previous owners had several Jude the Obscure roses when my husband and I walked by the roses we fell in love with the fragrance. Its sad that you no longer have them. I am looking forward to coming to see your place, I saw you on OPB today.

Ruth DiBrino

I bought 2 “Jude’s” about 25 years ago. They have performed beyond my expectations every year! Even this year with horrible heat and a soggy Spring, they just keep me smiling!
They need very little attention and are disease free.

Lauren Wohl-Sanchez

I planted this rose in 2021 and it didn’t do much for the first two years, but wow. Year three and it has exploded. It’s just gorgeous. Twelve huge apricot-blush blooms and tons of new growth everywhere. I’ll definitely be adding another when I can.

Alesya B.
The scent is divine!

This rose is a bit sensitive for my climate (South Florida), but when it produced blooms, it is pure delight! Not only it smells great, but it also has the longest life span in a vase. I think it is a wonderful investment as it will bring you much joy and satisfaction!

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