I have not been that successful with white roses. Ones I planted tended to shatter quickly and I pulled out a few(pretty famous ones). One winter I walked by the yard of a rose fancier and the only thing in bloom was this lovely white Randy Scott on 2 giant untrimmed shrubs. That's for me I decided and found one on line. It is about 3 years now that I have this one and it is always putting out a single new bloom. About every 4th bloom has a slight lime scent. Mine does not seem to have the often mentioned pink on the buds. The unfolding form is often unexpectedly beautiful. The texture of the petals is very satisfying, not flimsy. On the plant it lasts 3 weeks unless we are having a heat wave. Indoors about a week and a half. Pretty good! Much happier with this than I was with Pascal and JFK. Maria Shriver does not have this same kind of bloom form either, not as filled out or high in center. I have yet to see this at the nurseries but it ended my quest for the white rose perfectly. Think this one was on its own root it did come in a quart of dirt. I know I will be getting another sooner or later because it is quite a rose.