Scentimental

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Scentimental

‘Playboy’ x ‘Peppermint Twist’

Hybridizer – Carruth, 1997

 

This spicy scented floribunda was the first striped rose to win the AARS award. With burgundy and creamy white stripes on a vigorous plant with shiny, dark green foliage, Scentimental hardly needs its wonderful fragrance to attract attention, but that’s what made it an award winner in 1997. If you like the old fashioned type roses with its cup-shaped bloom, Scentimental is for you. The coloration is unique. It is disease resistant, hardy and has a strong fragrance. Bloom size is 4”-6” and is generous with its blooms. I had two in front of my old house and I planted two at my new home also.

 

Until next time, stop and smell the roses.

 

Rosalinda Morgan

 

Author and Garden Writer

 

 

 

 

 

Winners of the 3rd Annual Biltmore International Rose Trials

Winners of the 3rd Annual Biltmore International Rose Trials

 

Biltmore’s trials are a sustainable trial using natural fertilizers and no spray. They are judged for growth habit and vigor, buds and flowers, recurrent bloom, resistance to disease and fragrance.

The 2015 winners are:

 Queen of Elizabeth Rose from Help Me Find

Photo from HelpMeFind

‘Queen Elizabeth’ a grandiflora rose bred by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts in 1954

The Award of Excellence for Best Established Rose

 

 ‘Savannah’ (KORviros) bred by Kordes Rosen in Germany

George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trials (Best in Show)

The Pauline Merrell Award for Best Hybrid Tea

The Cornelia Vanderbilt Cecil Award for Most Fragrant Rose

‘Tequila Gold’ (MEIpojona) bred by Meilland International in France

The Edith Wharton Award for Best Floribunda

‘Flying Kiss’ (P1144PCL) bred by Ping Lim. Based at Altman Plants, Vista, CA

The Gilded Age Award for Best Climber

‘Peachy Keen’ (RADgor) bred by Bill Radler of Milwaukee, WI

The Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub Rose

The Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant

‘Popcorn Drift’ (NOVarospop) bred by NovaFlora, LLC in West Grove, PA

The Honorable John Cecil for Open Group

‘Phloxy Baby’ (RADcleome) bred by Bill Radler of Wilwaukee, WI

The William Cecil Award for Best Growth Habit

DICK CLARK

Dick Clark

DICK CLARK – 2015 ARS Members’ Choice Award

(‘Fourth of July’ x unknown); Introduction: Weeks Roses, 2011.

The American Rose Society Members’ Choice Award honors a rose receiving one of the highest national garden ratings in the annual Roses in Review survey, one that is widely grown, and one that does well in most parts of the country.

‘Dick Clark’, a red blend grandiflora, hybridized in 2009 by Tom Carruth & Christian Bedard has white flowers with a cherry pink edges blushing to all dark red. Blooms are 4-5 inches, borne mostly singly on long cutting stems with large, very clean, dark green, glossy foliage. It has moderate cinnamon fragrance. Prickles are almost straight, moderate, and golden tan. It is easy to grow, broadly rounded and the bushy plants have great vigor, disease resistance and quick repeat. It’s a great garden plant. ‘Dick Clark’ is an award winner: All-American Rose Selection 2011 and Rose Hills Rose Trials Gold Medal HT 2012. The 2014 Roses in Review gives it a garden rating of 7.8 and a show rating of 7.5.