'Marie van Houtte' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Tea.
Registration name: Marie van Houtte
Cream, pink shading, pink edges, buff undertones. Moderate fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, globular, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 3' to 9' (90 to 275 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
Said to be similar to 'Mme Paul Marny' - see.
'Marie van Houtte' in commerce in Europe is often 'William R. Smith'. WRS is creamy white and shaded shell-pink at the centre (blanc crème, centre teinté rosé). MVH is yellowish white, edged pink (blanc jaunâtre liseré rose vif).