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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Honor
Exhibition name: Honor
White or white blend. Mild fragrance. 18 to 25 petals. Average diameter 5". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright, well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 4' to 5½' (120 to 165 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
United States - Patent No: PP 4,167 on 20 Dec 1977 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/745,459 on 26 Nov 1976
Inventor: Warriner, William A. (Tustin, California). Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Co. (Medford, Oregon... nearly white buds with a tint of Egyptian Buff and tipped with Carmine, opening to white blooms of 18 to 25 petals... Parentage: Unnamed variety x Unnamed variety.
Also available as a 36" Patio Tree Rose from Jackson & Perkins in 1999.