'Boule de Neige' rose Description
Photo courtesy of HERNANDEZ Annie
White, near white or white blend Centifolia.
Bred by James Lee
(United Kingdom, before 1826).
Centifolia, Hybrid Gallica.
White or white blend. Large, double (17-25 petals), globular bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
Calvert is a misunderstanding in the translation of the "Manuel" of Boitard: It is not a synonym of 'Globe blanc', but means this name was used in the nursery of Calvert, as was 'Boule de Neige' by Vibert; both for 'Glope Hip' of Lee.
'Rosa centifolia Leea' or 'Lee's' which has been used only in Germanic countries has been added as a possible synonym to 'Boule de Neige'.