'Wickwar' rose Description
Photo courtesy of DKCaroline
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Exhibition name: Wickwar
Cream to white, golden-yellow stamens. Cream blooms develop from butter-yellow buds. Medium, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Prolific, once-blooming spring or summer.
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles.
Height of 8' (245 cm). Width of 5' (150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for landscape or specimen. Vigorous. produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
Named for Wickwar, England, where this seedling was raised. Has the distinct greyish foliage and light grey-green canes of Rosa soulieana.
The Peter Beales Collection of Classic Roses 2000-2001 says this rose is a Soulieana Hybrid. Quest-Ritson reports the possible pollen parent is R. brunonii. See References.