'Karl Förster' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Helena Verghese Borg
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Spinosissima.
Registration name: Karl Förster
White. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 2.75". Medium, semi-double to double, high-centered bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Upright. Light green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.
Height of up to 6' 7" (up to 200 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Very vigorous.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Karl Förster for northern Sweden.
Some difference of opinion about respective seed and pollen parents, see References.