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'Honor' rose Description
'Honor' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
48 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Honor
Exhibition name: Honor
Origin:
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, 1976).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1980 as 'Honor'.
Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2011 as 'Honor'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright, well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5½' (120 to 165 cm).  
Growing:
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).  
Patents:
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.
Notes:
Also available as a 36" Patio Tree Rose from Jackson & Perkins in 1999.