'C.W.S. ®' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
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White. None to mild fragrance. 40 to 45 petals. Average diameter 5.75". Large, very full (41+ petals), exhibition, high-centered, quilled, reflexed bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, long sepals, pointed buds.
Medium, compact, upright. Medium, dense, leathery foliage.
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm). Width of 15" to 20" (40 to 50 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden. Very hardy. flowers drop off cleanly. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, mildew resistant. 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.
Aug. 8/04, HERE IS A REPORT FROM "Paparoseman" from 'GardenWeb' :
I was just at the local rose garden and saw this rose in person. Very Very strong grower, the new canes from this years growth are between five and six feet tall. The total height of the four bushes is around six to eight feet tall each. They only bloom at the ends of the canes so this is a great rose to peg down for more blooming. Without pegging it has some good blooms of pure white and the bush is just over three feet wide at four feet tall and they were very clean from blackspot and had little to no mildew and are rarely if ever sprayed. The flowers really looked good after the inch plus of rain we had in the last two days. They looked much better than many of the pinks and reds and had very little spotting.
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'Canadian White Star' (CWS) can stand days of rain before petals spot. It is also one of just a few dozens HT’s in the world with excellent mildew and blackspot resistance. For more information go to the CWS “Rose Info” page on my web site : http://www3.telus.net/georgemander
In August 2001 Canada Post issued 4 roses postage stamps and CWS was one of them.
In early 2003 the Canadian postage stamp featuring ‘Canadian White Star’ has been chosen in the Paris based International Philatelic Competition as the “Most Beautiful Stamp” in the Americas and the “Third Best” stamp in the world.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSTAGE STAMP go to my web-site's "Postage Stamp Story" Link above.
In 2001, Canada Post issued 4 roses stamps and CWS was one of them.
In early 2003, the Canadian postage stamp featuring ‘Canadian White Star’ has been chosen in the Paris based International Philatelic Competition as the “Most Beautiful Stamp” in the Americas and the “Third Best” stamp in the world.
Source: Canadian White Star