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'Polarstern ®' rose Description
'Polarstern ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheldon, John & Robyn
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: TANlarpost
Exhibition name: Polarstern ®
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1982).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Wheatcroft in 1984 as 'Polar Star'.
Hybrid Tea.  
White or white blend.  None to mild fragrance.  35 petals.  Large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, well-branched.  Matte, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 42" (90 to 105 cm).  Width of 27" to 42" (70 to 105 cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Vigorous.  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).  
The first Hybrid Tea to win the Royal National Rose Society's Rose of the Year Award.

Evita Peron was born 7 May 1919 in Colonia Agricola La Union, Argentina. She died 26 July 1952.

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