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'Carte Blanche ™' rose Description
'Carte Blanche ™ (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1975)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIringa
Exhibition name: Carte Blanche ™
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1975). Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (1920-1987) (France, before 1975).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland in 1975 as 'Carte Blanche'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  38 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b 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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,804  on  11 Nov 1975   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
One of the parents of Bridal Sunblaze.