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'Niphetos' rose Description
'Niphetos' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Tea.
Registration name: Niphetos
Origin:
Bred by Bougère (France, 1835).
Introduced in France by Louis-Xavier Granger in 1843 as 'Niphetos'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Well-branched.  Small, light green, dense foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Parentage:
Notes:
"Niphetos" = "Falling snow" in Greek
 
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