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'Princess of Wales' rose Description
'Princess of Wales (floribunda, Harkness 1997)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Phil
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: HARdinkum
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1997).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. as 'Princess of Wales'.
White or white blend.  Mild to strong, strong fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Height of 32" (80 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Australia - Application No: 1998/166  on  1998   VIEW PBR PATENT
European Union - Patent No: 3104  on  2 Jun 1998
Application No: 19970524  on  18 Apr 1997
Fryer's Roses says Princess of Wales has creamy buds that when fully open are pure white...

For each 'Princess of Wales' rose sold through their 1998/1999 catalog, Harkness made a donation to the British Lung Foundation.

Princess of Wales was one of the new varieties being added to the RINZ Rose Display Trial at the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens in 1999.

[From the American Rose, November 1998, p. 16:] The Princess of Wales was introduced in England in Spring 1997 by Harkness & Co... [it was] named and presented to Princess Diana in honor of her 10 years of work with the British Lung Foundation.