'Sweet Afton' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
13 favorite votes.
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Sweet Afton
Exhibition name: Sweet Afton
White, light pink reverse. Strong, sweet fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, bushy, spreading. Dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of 5' to 6' 7" (150 to 200 cm). Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. 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.