'Wedding Cake' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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White, near white or white blend Floribunda.Registration name: MorcakeExhibition name:
White or white blend. Flowers white and pink, aging to green/white, pale pink to white reverse. None / no fragrance. 150 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, quartered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Bushy, compact, upright. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm). Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Benefits from winter protection in colder climates. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..
Bloom: 'Wedding Cake' is a true oddity, with its heavy petals like plastic in shades of buff pink and cream, gradually aging to soft green as it ages. (courtesy of Uncommon Rose)