clicking on this icon will always return you to this page

What's new

English Roses
Hyb. Bracteatas
Hyb. Musks
Hyb. Perpetuals

Hybrid Teas
Modern Shrubs
Moss Roses

Site Index


Overnight Scentsation, bred by Harmon Saville, USA 1977.

Overnight ScentsationI will quote from Nor'East's catalog about this variety:
Overnight Scentsation™ is the most fragrant mini rose ever with large flowers of bright medium pink, laden with a strong rose scent...The first rose in space via John Glenn & Co. in 1998... one of the reasons it was sent along on the trip is its extraordinarily strong fragrance..." that we have got that out of the way.......this is the only rose I have purchased this year that is going to either be given away, or thrown on the trash heap in the spring. In my experience, the plant is just a gangly floribunda with 3" blooms on a 3 foot tall plant. What's miniature about that?! I could find a place in my heart/garden for it if it weren't for the fact that it is also very disease had blackspot, mildew and rust very badly all summer. No thanks. I'll pass on this one. Sorry.

Addendum 2001: yup.....I threw it out last year. For those of you who can grow it well, more power to you. For me, it was a dog. Arf.

ARS merit rating: none assigned.
Personal merit rating: pflbbbbt!!!
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 6 to 10, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: up to 4 feet tall.

Fragrance: 1.5, little scent.

Click on the names below to view the individual varieties.

Jacquie Williams Orchid Jubilee Si
Oriental Simplex Simplex
Avandel Jessica Rose Peach Candy Single's Better

Baby Austin

Smoke Signals
Joycie Softee
Pink Poodle
Strange Music
Kim Rupert Red Alert Suntan Beauty
Doris Bennett SWALK
Lemon Pearls Rise 'N' Shine seedling
Fairy Moss Lifestyle Thanks To Sue
Glowing Amber Lindsay's Rose Rouletii
Golden Angel
Little Pinkie
Hi Trinket
Marie Shields Unconditional Love
Irresistable Sheri Anne
Ivory Palace   Yellow Bantam

Original photographs and site content © Paul Barden 2006, All Rights Reserved.