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'White Lady Mary Fitzwilliam' rose Description
'Frances E. Willard' rose photo
Photo courtesy of scvirginia
HMF Ratings:
2 favorite votes.  
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Discovered by William Paul (1822-1905) (United Kingdom, 1887).
Introduced in United States by Conard & Jones as 'Frances E. Willard'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by William Paul & Son in 1889 as 'White Lady'.
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1892 as 'White Lady'.
Hybrid Tea, Tea.  
White or cream, light pink shading.  Magnolia-like petals.  Mild to strong fragrance.  Large, very double, cupped, globular, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large buds.  
Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Very vigorous.  
Breeder's notes:
White Lady (Hybrid Tea-scented) Flowers creamy white, with large magnolia-like petals, very double, form cupped. This we believe to be the best of all the white or light coloured sorts from Lady Mary Fitzwilliam.
Frances E. Willard has been erroneously considered a synonym of Marie Guillot and President Cleveland. See references.
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