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'Honor' rose Description
'Honor' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheldon, John & Robyn
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Honor
Exhibition name: Honor
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, 1976).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1980 as 'Honor'.
Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2011 as 'Honor'.
Hybrid Tea.  
White or white blend.  Mild fragrance.  18 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright, well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5½' (120 to 165 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very mildew resistant.  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).  
United States - Patent No: PP 4,167  on  20 Dec 1977   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/745,459  on  26 Nov 1976
Inventor: Warriner, William A. (Tustin, California). Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Co. (Medford, Oregon... nearly white buds with a tint of Egyptian Buff and tipped with Carmine, opening to white blooms of 18 to 25 petals... Parentage: Unnamed variety x Unnamed variety.
Also available as a 36" Patio Tree Rose from Jackson & Perkins in 1999.