'Polar Express ™' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Exhibition name: Polar Express ™
Floribunda, Shrub. Sunbelt® Collection.
White, cream undertones. Mild fragrance. 35 to 40 petals. Average diameter 2". Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Small, leafy sepals, pointed, ovoid buds.
Bushy, upright. Semi-glossy foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm). Width of 35" to 39" (90 to 100 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b. Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, mildew resistant.
United States - Patent No: PP 24,849 on 9 Sep 2014 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/573,185 on 28 Aug 2012
The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing in a breeding program of two distinct parents during the summer of 1998. The crossing was between an ‘un-named seedling’, the seed parent, and another ‘un-named seedling’, the pollen parent, from the same inventor.