HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'Blanche Neige' rose Description
'Snow Carpet ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Vienna Public Gardens
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
White, near white or white blend Miniature.
Registration name: MACcarpe
Exhibition name: Snow Carpet ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1972).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1980 as 'Blanche Neige'.
White or white blend.  Mild, tea fragrance.  41 to 55 petals.  Average diameter 0.75".  Small, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  Small, long sepals, pointed buds.  
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, spreading, well-branched.  Small, glossy, dense foliage.  
Height of 6" to 10" (15 to 25 cm).  Width of 18" to 4' (45 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for container rose, garden, ground cover, hanging basket or rock garden.  Hardy.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Snow Carpet - Maccarpe. Nicknamed Carpet
New Zealand - Patent No: PP104  on  1 Oct 1990
Application No: ROS065  on  8 Nov 1978
PVR Terminated November 24, 1981.
United States - Patent No: PP 4,612  on  6 Jan 1981   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: US1979000047939  on  12 Jun 1979
Inventor: Samuel D. McGredy, Auckland, New Zealand. A new white miniature rose with pointed buds of petite size. The plant is low-growing but is spreading. Impractical as a cut flower. Winter hardy.
Heirloom Old Garden Roses says Snow Carpet grows only 6 inches tall and has fully double, white blooms that almost cover the plant...
Michael's Premier Roses says Snow Carpet is a hugely vigorous groundcover that can bury a half wine barrel in a tight dense carpet that nothing else grows through...