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'Gourmet Popcorn' rose Description
'Gourmet Popcorn' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lyn G
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
47 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Miniature.
Registration name: WEOpop
Exhibition name: Gourmet Popcorn
Origin:
Discovered by Luis Desamero (United States, 1986).
Class:
Miniature.  Shrublet ™.  
Bloom:
White.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 28 petals.  Average diameter 1".  Small, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small buds.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 28" (45 to 70 cm).  Width of 18" (45 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 6,809  on  23 May 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Justice Miniature Roses says that Weeks Roses, who introduced this rose, now catalog it as a shrub... Pure white clusters of ten-petalled blooms also make a very striking hanging planter display...
Regan Nursery says that as an 18" miniature tree rose, Gourmet Popcorn cascades!