'Leading Lady ™' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Mini-Flora.Registration name: BENunoExhibition name:
Leading Lady ™
White or white blend. White/pink upper; white reverse. Moderate fragrance. 23 to 26 petals. Average diameter 2.75". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large buds.
Medium, upright. Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm). Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or specimen. Hardy. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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.
United States - Patent No: PP 18,860 on 3 Jun 2008 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/263,669 on 31 Oct 2005
Extraordinary, creamy white mini-flora bloom edged with soft, delicate pink. Dark green foliage clothes the vigorous, disease resistant plant and provides an excellent backdrop for the long-lasting, perfectly formed flowers.