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'Summer Snow' rose Description
'Summer Snow (floribunda, Perkins, 1938)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Candice K. Haase
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Summer Snow
Origin:
Discovered by Charles H. Perkins (United States, 1938).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Mild fragrance.  Semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 416   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
According to Ludwigs Roses this rose is thornless. It is also one of the few times that a bush rose sported from a climber, usually it's th eother way around.