'Porcelain Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of Rupert, Kim L.
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Green and white petal bases; painting bright pink with heat, aging white, white reverse. None to mild fragrance. 18 to 25 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, scalloped bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Medium buds.
Short, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost), well-branched. Medium, matte, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm). Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or landscape. Vigorous. heat tolerant. plant in partial shade for best color. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
In its second year, stressed in a two gallon can until room without gophers and rabbits is created, the plant is thornless and proven itself to be totally clean in both the dry, hot inland valleys and in its new more difficult coastal mountain environment.
There is a distinct green cast to the white petals reminiscent of some fine porcelains.