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'Scentsational ™' rose Description
'Scentsational ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: SAVamor,  SAVascent
Exhibition name: Scentsational ™
Origin:
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (United States, before 1995).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 1996 as 'Scentsational'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Lavender, pink shading.  Strong, lilac fragrance.  24 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, spreading, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  heat tolerant.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 9,798  on  11 Feb 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/574,388  on  18 Dec 1995
Notes:
Light lavender in color with petals edged with pink and a cream reverse. The plant grows to about 30" and has healthy, medium green foliage. The flowers sometimes grow in clusters, but mostly they are borne singly, making Scentsational™ a wonderful, very fragrant, cut flower.

Justice Miniature Roses says this rose has light lavender petals that exude a heady fragrance; hence the name.
According to the 1997 American Rose Annual, p. 149, the correct registered name for this rose is 'SAVamor'.