- Highly recommended novelty rose
- Intensely spice and Damask rose fragrance
- Lovely rounded bushy shrub
- Constantly in flower
Raised by Tom Carruth, USA, 1999 produces masses of medium sized pointed buds mostly in clusters, and opening with a riot of stripes of burgundy-red and creamy white where no two flowers are exactly the same.
Scentimental has an intense spicy Damask rose fragrance and to make a real statement with this rose in the garden, it should always be planted in a group – nobody would ever walk past and keep their mouth closed … this is a real oooh, aaah rose!
The bush is very shrubby with large dark green, plentiful and healthy foliage which is rather serrated and very leathery. It is a very rounded shrub and flowers constantly throughout the flowering season.
The generally sunny, dry and hot conditions of the Australian garden are particularly well suited to planting roses and roses flourish in our gardens when you take measures to provide the following:
WATER – Roses are very deep rooted plants and require one good, deep soaking at least every 10 days in hot and dry conditions.
FEED – Because roses flower throughout all but the Winter season, they should be regularly fertilized with quality (preferably organic) fertilizer which contains a balance of major nutrients (NPK) and trace elements. The fertilizer should be applied at least once a month – small amount often – with fortnightly applications of liquid seaweed over the foliage.
PRUNE – During Winter, 70% of the rose plant should be pruned and all old wood removed back to the crown and the bush pruned to shape.
During the flowering seasons, 25% of all flowering stems should be cut back after flowering to encourage strong re-growth.
MULCH – Particular attention to application of lucerne or pea straw directly around the root-zone of each rose will enhance the overall health of the rose and then the whole bed should be mulched to 75mm with any other mulch medium available.