'Clarence House' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Marina's Garden. Crawfordville, FL
White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Clarence House
Exhibition name: Clarence House
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.
White or white blend, yellow center. Light yellow upper, reverse white. Strong, fruity fragrance. Average diameter 4". Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Climbing. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 10' (305 cm). Width of 12' (365 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third.. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
Clarence House marks the Queen Mother's centenary birthday and is named for her official London residence. It was presented to her by Peter Beales during the opening of the Sandringham Flower Show.