'Niphetos' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
White, near white or white blend Tea.
Registration name: Niphetos
White. Outer petals large, center petals narrow, crumpled, (ragged, irregular). Thorns very thick. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 3.25". Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), globular, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Well-branched. Small, light green, dense foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
"Niphetos" = "Falling snow" in Greek