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'White Licorice™' rose Description
'White Licorice™ (Floribunda, Bedard, 2009)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Bucke
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
63 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: Wekdidusinra
Exhibition name: White Licorice™
Origin:
Bred by Christian Bédard (United States, before 2007).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2011 as 'White Licorice'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Light yellow to white.  Strong, licorice fragrance.  33 to 70 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).  Width: 18" to 23" (45 to 60cm).
Growing:
Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 22,540  on  6 Mar 2012   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/925,448  on  20 Oct 2010
Inventors: Bedard; Christian (Brea, CA)
It has as its seed parent the variety known as Distant Drums (not patented) and as its pollen parent the variety known as `MACivy` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,362).... description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Pomona, Calif. in the month of October.
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