'Mrs. Foley-Hobbs' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
White, near white or white blend Tea.
Registration name: Mrs. Foley-Hobbs
Cream to white, light pink outer petals, ages to light pink . Cream to white, occasionally greenish white. Has sometimes pink blush on the very edge of the petals. Moderate fragrance. Medium to large, very double, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Holly-like foliage.
Height of 3' (90 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
From Reviews & Comments as well as comments to photos posted on HMF, the 'Mrs. Foley Hobbs' which was introduced to Australia from Sangerhausen has many prickles. 'Mrs. Dudley Cross' as sold in the USA has very little armature.
See the comments on the photos for convincing reports that roses sold in Europe as 'Mrs. Foley Hobbs' have smooth canes and are very vigorous growers, strongly suggesting that they are misidentified plants of 'Mrs. Dudley Cross.'