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'Garden Party' rose Description
'Garden Party (hybrid tea, Swim, 1959)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Hill's Coastal MS Garden is NOW Hill's Coastal Northwest Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
56 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Garden Party
Origin:
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, before 1958).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses in 1959 as 'Garden Party'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1960 as 'Garden Party'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White or white blend, pink edges.  Flowers pale yellow to white, often tinged with light pink.  Mild fragrance.  28 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 6' 7" (90 to 200 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,814  on  3 Mar 1959   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has creamy-white flowers edged with pink...