'A Whiter Shade of Pale' rose Description
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Exhibition name: A Whiter Shade of Pale
White and light pink. Flowers white with a touch of pink shading. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 3.5". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium. Medium, semi-glossy foliage.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..