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'First Choice' rose Description
'First Choice (MinFl, Wells, 2008)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kitty Belendez
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White, near white or white blend Mini-Flora.
Registration name: WELchoice
Exhibition name: First Choice
Bred by Verlie W., Jr. Wells (United States, 2007).
Introduced in United States by Wells Mid-South Roses in 2008 as 'First Choice'.
White, lighter , mauve edges.  None to mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).  
Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  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..  
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