"Setzer Noisette" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jeri Jennings
White, near white or white blend Noisette.
White, pink undertones. White, occasionally flushing blush. Strong, musk fragrance. Average diameter 1.25". Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, button-eye bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Small buds.
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing, dense, lax, well-branched. Medium, semi-glossy, light green, dense foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of up to 12' (up to 365 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for garden. Very vigorous. can be trained as a climber. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very blackspot resistant., very mildew resistant, very rust resistant. Can be grown as a climber in mild climates. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Prune dead wood. Remove spent blooms only. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
This is a Setzer family rose. Carried from 18th-Century Virginia to (eventually) Arkansas, it was gifted to a family friend in Arkansas.
The young man who was given it propagated the rose and, eventually, gave a start to California Rosarian Joyce Demits, who briefly placed it into commerce.
This is a remarkably good rose!