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'French Lace' rose Description
'French Lace' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Aurelija
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
54 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: JAClace
Exhibition name: French Lace
Origin:
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, before 1980).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1980 as 'French Lace'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
White, pink undertones, light apricot undertones.  Mild, fruity, spice fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, exhibition, high-centered to flat, open, urn-shaped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Small, holly-like, leathery foliage.  
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 4,848  on  18 May 1982   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/190,656  on  24 Sep 1980
Notes:
Differences of opinions about parentage, see References.