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'Scentimental ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 99-145
most recent 5 MAY 18 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 8 MAY 17 by Yankee Doodle Stevie
This has to be one of the most weather sensitive and frustrating roses we have ever owned. It's growth is not exceptional but, eh, passable enough I guess. But it's blooms always seem to disappoint for one reason or another.

In rain or dampness, they sulk and fall apart without opening properly. During cool nights (nothing really chilly, 50's-60ish will do) they ball up and are never right afterward. In heat, they fry before even opening.

It's a novel color combo, but that is useless in the garden if it only looks nice in pictures elsewhere. Ah well, can't win them all.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 9 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Rock & Roll has similar striped color & larger bloom & fantastic scent & 100% healthy for my neighbor .. hers grafted-on-Dr.Huey survived many zone 5a winters. I got Neil Diamond as own-root (Della Reese x Rock & Roll). I love Neil Diamond with glossy & dark-green foliage, red-striped-bloom with more petals & great scent & healthy in my alkaline clay, and cane-hardy in my zone 5a winter.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 9 MAY 17 by Andrew from Dolton
In my garden 'Scentimental' is very prone to blackspot.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 9 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Moved my post to Neil Diamond entry.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 5 MAY 18 by Yankee Doodle Stevie
Hmm. Thanks for the info. I didn't really think of Neil but shall keep a lookout for him, and R & R, now. Sorry for the belated reply. I'm rather bad at checking my responses in general sometimes.

Far as Scentimental goes, it's still holding it's spot (gopher attack elsewhere got most of my recent attention.) It's doing a shade better this year for whatever reason. But......eh. Even in our often cool spring, the mere happening of a cloudless sky degrades the flowers. When Pristine and Sea Pearl are holding up better, that says it all.
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Discussion id : 109-828
most recent 7 APR 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 APR 18 by Plazbo
I can only echo others thoughts for the most part. Here in Sydney Australia the flowers are crap most of spring and summer as this rose dislikes heat and the blooms become small, usually fried, unwilling to open. Then in Autumn/Fall the obvious black spot weakness is shown....even though that's when the flowers look the best here lol.

I'm sure it grows well somewhere, it's just not in heat which is odd given the california breeding location.
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Discussion id : 84-994
most recent 10 JUN 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 16 MAY 15 by Timber
Going into year 3 with an own-root Scentimental in my Zone 5b garden. So far it has died back to the ground both winters and has never gotten more than six inches tall. The two or three blooms it has produced each year are spectacular, but I'm not sure I'm going to stay interested much longer if it doesn't thrive. I have higher hopes for the Whizzbang I just planted, which was bred for this area and is at least as beautiful if not more so.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you. I appreciate all the info. on winter survival, being in zone 5a.
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Discussion id : 83-373
most recent 23 SEP 16 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 15 by Michael Garhart
I still have the original 'Scentimental', that I bought in 1997, planted in the exact place I put it at my family's home. I have yet to ever see a blemished leaf with any disease on it in 18 years. Wow, 18 years. I swear this rose was just new.

For the record, I do not spray. Eons ago, I used to use neem oil. But I no longer spray any more. I would not say this rose is black spot free, but it has been for me in that garden. And it still pumps out white roses, with cherry stripes and stipples.

I believe this rose was different than most striped roses. It succeeded in the clarity of its stripes. You can see them across the entire lot, and they look striped from afar.

I guess if I had to list the cons, the list would be short. Well, its not really THAT fragrant, but I do not care. And its not very bushy for a floribunda. It has wide spaced stems and foliage. But, again, I don't really care about that. If I did, it would have been a 3 year rose and not an 18 year rose. And, if I recall, this one came from the original Edmund's, which I would drive to and pick up new roses at every winter. So I was not disappointed.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 SEP 16 by NorthWestRider
I was thinking of picking up this rose as one of the late 50% off roses you can find around this time of year. I know this year has been super ruff on all our roses so I was wondering is yours had any Black Spots at all this year? My thinking is if it got through this year then its up the with Knockout and it should be a easy to care for rose. Thanks for the info in advance, Steve...
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 23 SEP 16 by Michael Garhart
It did well. Some BS at the bottom. Nothing to complain about. 3 flushes of blooms and a few new basals. Scent was strong this year. In some years, it doesn't smell. This year, it did.
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