'Antique Silk' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Simon Voorwinde
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Antique Silk
Floribunda, Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.
Cream, orange undertones. Mild fragrance. 20 to 25 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Long buds.
Short, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright. Large, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, 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.
United States - Patent No: PP 5,411 on 5 Mar 1985 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/485,278 on 15 Apr 1983
Inventor: Kordes, Reimer (Sparrieshoop, DE). Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Company (Medford, OR). A new and distinct variety of rose plant of the floribunda class... characterized particularly as to novelty by its pale orange-ivory flower color... Parentage: 'Anabell' x Unknown... The primary objective of this breeding was to produce a new rose variety suitable for use as a cut flower in a pastel to ivory shade...