'Common Great White Rose' Description
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White, yellow highlights. Strong, sweet fragrance. 46 to 58 petals. Average diameter 2". Medium, very full (41+ petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Glandular sepals, leafy sepals buds.
Height of 6' to 8' 2" (185 to 250 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 3b through 9b. Prune after flowering is finished. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third.. This rose blooms on old wood.
Rosa alba var. florepleno hort. ex Andrews. Roses 1:t.12. 1810.
Different opinions about parentage, please see References.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Maxima for northern Sweden.