Floribunda Rose 'Scentimental'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Scentimental
Additional cultivar information:(PP10126, WEKplapep, Scentimental, Scentimental Sunflor)
Hybridized by Carruth
Registered or introduced: 1996
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

White (w)

Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Goodyear, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Canoga Park, California

Galt, California

Manteca, California

Redding, California

San Bernardino, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

San Rafael, California

Lamar, Colorado

Jacksonville, Florida

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Troy, Idaho

Hampton, Illinois

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Crofton, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Alfred, Maine

Mashpee, Massachusetts

Bethpage, New York

Himrod, New York

Gold Hill, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Ridgway, Pennsylvania

Hampton, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Baxter, Tennessee

El Paso, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Gilmer, Texas

Lufkin, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas(2 reports)

Olympia, Washington

Port Orchard, Washington

Casco, Wisconsin

Clintonville, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 5, 2019, SecretMonkey from Salisbury, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Amazing fragrance!! The roses themselves are full and gorgeous and mine last for almost a week before slowly dropping their petals.

I've seen aphids on the buds but luckily I live in an area where Lady Bugs overwinter and by early Spring I have an abundance of them, so I just collect a few and put them on the bush.

I have noticed that unlike the blooms, the stems are quite thin, spindly, and weak looking and everyone else here says their Scentimental rose is strong and sturdy. I gave it a couple handfuls of compost and raised the 15 gal container onto flat rocks to ensure good drainage, hoping that will correct any mistakes I made when potting it.

It gets filtered sunlight morning and late afternoon, in a place my tomatoes and cukes do well... read more


On Sep 19, 2017, RosinaBloom from Waihi,
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Bi-colour distinctive burgundy and white striped blooms, spicily scented. Vigorous 1m tall bushy growth, repeat flowering qualities. Winner of America's top Rose Award 1997.


On Apr 29, 2017, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

Amazing streaky red and white flowers. The plant is healthy and still young so I don't know how generous of a bloomer. Scent is just light for me.


On May 20, 2016, andlardia from Troy, ID wrote:

Holy moly! I got this as a gift from my boyfriend. At first I was scared it would be too gaudy -- I tend to think "variegated" things look viral, not pretty. How wrong I was! This rose is phenomenal. Each bud/flower is unique, beautiful from bud to its passing flower. True, it's short lived, but the blooms are plentiful and worth it.

And the scent? Again, amazing! You can smell it from 3 feet away before its even opened a single bud. I cannot wait to see how this little rose that I expected to just tolerate becomes queen of her own bed.


On Oct 13, 2015, marketfarm from Shawnee Mission, KS wrote:

I love this rose. In zone 7, growing in a pot that has rooted into the ground, my 5 year old rose needed NO water all summer - and this during the Ca. drought! Tough rose. I use the petals of this rose for tea, as they retain their fragrance better then most and steep well.
I consider this rose a "tea making" rose, and not so much a cutting flower.
I will always have a place in my garden for this lovely tie dyed beauty.


On Apr 10, 2011, victorengel from Austin, TX wrote:

Not striped here. Appears like the photo by Dreamsofspring.


On Feb 19, 2011, willow314 from Lamar, CO wrote:

We grow this plant on the east side of our house. It has been wholly maintenance free. 3 time last summer we counted more than 45 roses on it at one time. We've never had a rose be so vigorous. It is frangrant as it is right beside the door exit. It is true the blooms don't last long, but there are so many of them!!! We live in zone 5 on the eastern plains of Colorado.


On Jan 1, 2011, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

Scentimental is most hardy floribunda I have ever grown. The only roses hardier in my experience are hardy shrub roses. When buried in ground it gets through our ugly NE Wisconsin (Zone 5) winters really well, with more living stems left in the spring than any other non-hardy rose has. Its bloom is heavy, although the rebloom is not overly fast. In our cooler climate, it is true to color, red-and-white striped. It grows vigorously, getting larger year by year.

Then why did I give it only a neutral rating? Because I don't like the flowers. As others have posted, they are short-lived, so poor for cut flowers. They have a tendency to be poorly formed, also. But even when properly formed, I still don't like their appearance.

I had one for close to ten yea... read more


On Jun 3, 2009, MavisFlowers from Lufkin, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Terrific, indestructible, pleasantly fragrant rose. Stunningly striped in red & white, this coloration is expressed under the high & humid temperatures of my zone 8a garden beginning in early spring, all summer long and into fall. I have had these roses since shortly after their introduction and they have thrived with great vigor even when neglected. Can't say enough about how much I love these many bloomed beauties!!!


On Aug 14, 2008, Joyous from Himrod, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have had this rose for about 10 years and do love it. Yes the blossoms are a bit short lived but I get blossoms all summer long. My main problem with this rose is the JB's just love it! I am forever picking them off but finally the season is over and I have new buds again.

I sometimes get an almost peach/tangerine color with the white instead of the pink but only on certain parts of the plant. If I was not so lazy I would try a cutting of it and see if the colors hold true. Well, there is always next year.


On May 27, 2008, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very pretty flower. Too bad it only lasts about 24 hours. I recommend "Mockin Bird" instead of "Scentimental".


On Apr 16, 2007, FaerieGardener from Manteca, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have the tree rose version from Jackson & Perkins. It grows beautifully in my zone (9b). The blossoms are fully striped. It has a lovely drooping habit. The fragrence is only apparent when the roses are just opening. My only problem with this rose is the short life of the flowers. You get 1--2 days where they look nice. After that, they droop. In less than a week, the petals are falling off. Blossom life in vases is even shorter, so it's no good for cut flowers. I'm still deciding whether to remove it and get another rose with blooms that have a longer life.


On May 27, 2005, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Not as fragrant as was advertised to be. For me, the flowers are always pink and white, never red and white. Flowers are always striped, regardless of the temperature.


On Mar 4, 2005, OldeOake from Back of Beyond, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

According to the Edmunds Roses website, the parents of this rose cultivar are Playboy X Peppermint Twist.


On Nov 6, 2004, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Unfortunately, this rose does not express the white markings when grown at high temperatures. In my Zone 8b garden, I have 2 plants both of which display the same behavior. In early spring, I see a few lightly striped blooms. For the remainder of the summer as temps here soar well into the 90's F, the blooms are solid red.