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'Milky Way' rose Description
'Milky Way (hybrid tea, Ilsink, 1989)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: INTerway
Exhibition name: Milky Way
Origin:
Bred by G. Peter Ilsink (Netherlands, before 1989).
Introduced in Netherlands by Interplant BV in 1991 as 'Milky Way'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Mild fragrance.  20 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 39" to 47" (100 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 874  on  29 Jun 1994
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