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'Unique' rose Description
'Blanche Unique' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henny Johansson
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Commercially available
Synonyms:
Blanche Unique
Lactea
Mutabilis albissima
Nivea (centifolia)
R. centifolia alba
Rosa centifolia alba synonym
Rosa centifolia var. extùs rubra
Rosa centifolia var. mutabilis Pers.
Unica Alba
Unique Blanche
Unique de Provence (centifolia)
Unique Provence
White Provence

Also referenced as:  White Provins,  Rosa provincialis var. alba,  White Province,  Unica (centifolia),  Rosa Centifolia mutabilis
HMF Ratings:
39 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Centifolia.
Registration name: Unique Blanche
Origin:
Discovered by Daniel Greenwood (United Kingdom, 1775).
Class:
Centifolia.  
Bloom:
White, deep pink outer petals.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Large, very double, button-eye, flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Bushy, lax.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  
Notes:
Some difference of opinion about origin, see References.
Also, Robert Buist uses the word "provins" for this sport of R. centifolia. Which can be confusing. Provins Roses are Gallicas. Provence Roses are Centifolias.
The term 'White Provins' / 'White Province' / 'White Provence' seems to have been attached to various roses over time. A white centifolia probably already existed in 1600.
 
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