Rosa “Scentsational”
Plant Abstract

Known as- Miniature rose
Grow Zone - 5 to 9
Type- Deciduous shrub
Familial- Rosaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- None
ht.- 2 to 2.5 ft.
Span- 2 to 2.5 ft.
Coloring- Mauve
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Medium
Best grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Moisture regularly (mornings are best) and do not allow soil to arid out. Avoid overhead watering, however. Summer mulch helps retain dampure, keep roots cool and discourage weeds. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Shallow roots need winter protection in cold winter areas such as St. Louis. Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants (as practicable), and clean up and destroy dead leaves from the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part of a thorough clean-up during winter (dormant season). Prune in late winter to early spring to remove dead canes and weak growth. Prune at any time to shape.
Miniature roses look very much like shrubby, scaled-down versions of floribunda or hybrid tea roses. “Scentsational” is a miniature rose which typically grows 24-30’ tall. Small clusters of very fragrant mauve roses (mostly one to a stem) appear in May and bloom freely thereafter until frost. Petals are tinged with pink and have lighter, creamy reverses. Medium green foliage.
Roses are susceptible to a large number of diseases, the most common of which are black spot, powdery mildew, rust and rose rosette. Although good cultural practices are the first line of defense in disease control, regular preventative fungicide applications throughout the growing season may be required, particularly in humid climates with regular summer rainfall such as the St. Louis area. Potential insect problems include aphids, beetles, borers, scale, thrips, rose midges, leafhoppers and spider mites.
Common Applications-
Best in rock gardens, border fronts, small areas around the home, containers or window boxes. May also be grown indoors in pots.