Rose-Othello,the rose. This beautiful rose smells just as lovely as it looks! It has a deep old fashioned rose fragrance. The blooms are a deep crimson color offset by the deep green foliage. The bush is a repeat bloomer so you can enjoy this masterpiece all season. You have to be very careful when cutting the roses for a bouquet, the thorns are very, very sharp and ridgid. The bush I have in my garden was originally my mom’s. She passed 16 years ago and I have no idea how many years she had this rose in her garden. I think the bush is at least 20 years old and still going strong.