ScentasiaThe “official” version of Scentasia gives the color as light yellow to white. However, every specimen that I have seen has been white, with a yellow center, as seen in the accompanying photo.

Also listed as “moderate fragrance”…again, this is at odds with my experience. I have found it to be quite strongly perfumed. Perhaps this has something to do with the growing conditions.

Regardless, it’s a lovely rose, and I particularly like the way the petals curl giving a triangular look to them.

  • Class: Floribunda / Cluster Flowered, Miniature, Patio
  • Availability: Commercially available
  • Origin: Bred in New Zealand (1999) by Frank Bart Schuurman
  • Bloom: Light yellow, white, near white white blend blooms. Moderate fragrance. Blooms in flushes throughout the season
  • Habit: Height of 30″ to 39″ (75 to 100 cm)
  • Growing: Zone 6 and higher
  • Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant