'Blanche Neige' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Vienna Public Gardens
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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.
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...