'Oyster Pearl' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Light pink. Strong fragrance. Blooms in flushes throughout the season, occasional repeat later in the season.
Height of up to 5' (up to 150 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 9b. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Oyster Pearl is a beautiful rose that originated in Zimbabwe. Its pale cream-pink petals are dusted with a blush of deep pearl pink that emerges from the center.