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'Irish Crème' rose Description
'Irish Crème (Hybrid Tea, Perry, 1999)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: PERcreme
Exhibition name: Irish Crème
Origin:
Bred by Astor Perry (United States, 1999).
Introduced in United States by Certified Roses in 2000 as 'Irish Crème'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Buff to light apricot.  Moderate, spice fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 5' (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .  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).  
Notes:
Donovan's Roses describes the color of Irish Creme as a smooth creamy brown color that will be a hit with both flower arrangers and rose exhibitors alike...
 
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