'Lupe's Buttons' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Musk.
Registration name: Lupe's Buttons
Exhibition name: Lupe's Buttons
White or white blend. Summer: light apricot buds open to warm white. Fall: apricot buds open to warm pink. Red eye. None to mild fragrance. up to 7 petals. Average diameter 1.75". Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Pointed buds.
Tall, bushy, climbing. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm). Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
USDA zone 2a through 10b. Can be used for specimen. Very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, mildew resistant, very rust resistant. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.
Adventitious seedling on the grounds of the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden.
Plant still under study as to habit. A bushy plant that puts out fall very tall basals.
Sets extraordinary inflorescences. One counted in spring 2006 had 142 buds/blooms.
Note photo of leaves from different parts of the plant.