'Morden Snowbeauty' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: Morden Snowbeauty
Shrub. Parkland Series Collection.
White or white blend. Mild fragrance. 8 to 14 petals. Semi-double to double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Short, compact. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 33" to 3' (85 to 90 cm). Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders or container rose. Very hardy. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
United States - Patent No: PP 11,730 on 2 Jan 2001 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/217,821 on 22 Dec 1998
The `Adelaide Hoodless` variety was crossed with Rosa arkansana Porter to obtain an offspring that was crossed with the `Mount Shasta` variety. This cross produced a parent used in the creation of the new variety. The other parent of the new variety was formed by the crossing of the `Prairie Princess` variety and the `Morden Amorette` variety. None of the plants used to create the new variety have been patented in the United States. The `Prairie Princess` variety is a shrub rose (Rosa sp.) developed by G. Buck in 1972 and the `Mount Shasta` variety is grandiflora rose (Rosa sp.) developed by Swim and Weeks during 1963.
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.