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'Scentimental ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 128-571
most recent 23 JUL 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JUL 21 by Hopeisdopie
I cant believe everyone has mostly negative things to say about this rose. Its so beautiful. I live in zone 8b in southern cali in the high desert. In the summer its ober 100 degrees every day, and while i do agree that the blooms dont last very long, (usually like 3 days if they dont burn which if its under 105 they dont usually) its always got flowers on it. It smells soo good too. Especially in the fall its intoxicating. Definitely my favorite of any rose. You can smell it from at least like 6 feet away.
Discussion id : 120-502
most recent 11 MAR 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 MAR 20 by jeffbee
I came across this rose in at least 4 different occassions, flower beds\nursery\flower market..., but I had never selt any fragrance from it.....
and this rose seems to blow out very soon...hard to keep the high center shape...
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.
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.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 9 MAY 17 by Andrew from Dolton
In my garden 'Scentimental' is very prone to blackspot.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 9 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Moved my post to Neil Diamond entry.
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. 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.
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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