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'First Choice' rose Description
'First Choice (MinFl, Wells, 2008)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kitty Belendez
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Mini-Flora.
Registration name: WELchoice
Exhibition name: First Choice
Origin:
Bred by Verlie W., Jr. Wells (United States, 2007).
Introduced in United States by Wells Mid-South Roses in 2008 as 'First Choice'.
Class:
Mini-Flora.  
Bloom:
White, lighter , mauve edges.  None to mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).  
Growing:
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
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