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'White Cover ™' rose Description
'Kent ® (shrub, Olesen/Poulsen, 1985)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Anne's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
72 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Exhibition name: Kent ®
Origin:
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, 1985). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, 1985).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts as 'Kent'.
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1991 as 'Kent'.
Class:
Shrub.  County Series Collection, Towne & Country ® Series.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Mild, wild rose fragrance.  up to 15 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Compact, dense, spreading.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 3' (45 to 90 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for ground cover.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 875  on  29 Jun 1994
 
United States - Patent No: PP 10,648  on  20 Oct 1998   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/779,607  on  7 Jan 1997
Ploidy:
Triploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Kent produces numerous trusses of small semi-double clear white flowers...

Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this rose (also known as 'Sparkler') has semi-double white flowers in trusses...

Ploidy evaluation by David Zlesak.