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'Pretty Polly White™' rose Description
'ZLEPoltwo' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
ARS:
White, near white or white blend.
Origin:
Bred by David Charles Zlesak (United States, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Star Roses & Plants (California) in 2020 as 'Pretty Polly White'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
White.  Moderate fragrance.  20 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 1".  Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Small, wide oval buds.  
Habit:
Short, arching, bushy, thornless (or almost).  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 2' to 3' (60 to 90cm).  Width: 2' to 3' (60 to 90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4a through 10a.  Can be used for beds and borders or container rose.  Hardy.  vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant.  
Patents:
Canada - Patent No: 6555  on  11 Feb 2022
Application No: 19-9895  on  17 May 2019
Breeder: David Zlesak, St. Paul, United States of America
The variety 'Zlepoltwo' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder, David Zlesak, of River Falls, Wisconsin, USA. The cross was made in June 1998 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA between two unnamed proprietary parents.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 31,106  on  26 Nov 2019   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 16/350,689  on  20 Dec 2018
Inventors: Zlesak; David Charles (River Falls, WI)
The new variety of Rosa hybrida polyantha rose plant was created during June of 1998 at Rhinelander, Wis., U.S.A., by open pollination. The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was an unnamed seedling (non-patented). The male parent was from a mix of unnamed seedlings (none patented).
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Stems are near thornless, but there are prickles under the rachis/petiole. The dark foliage on a well nourished plant contrasts nicely with the white flowers. The small hips are attractive in fall and winter. It is very densely branched and blooms abundantly. The overall plant habit is mounded and very symmetrical.