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'White Wings' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: White Wings
Bred by Alfred Krebs (United States, 1947).
Introduced in United States by Howard & Smith in 1947 as 'White Wings'.
Hybrid Tea.  
White, russet stamens.  Mild fragrance.  5 petals.  Large, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Armed with thorns / prickles.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 42" (60 to 105 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 850  on  28 Jun 1949   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Per the patent information, "My present invention relates to a new and improved variety of single hybrid tea rose plant. It was produced by me from a cross of two unnamed seedlings which in turn had been produced by me. This new variety is of the same type as the variety Dainty Bess but has a pure white flower and is a much stronger grower." Kim Rupert

It should be noted that nearly all of Krebs's introduced roses involve lines developed from 'Cecile Brunner'. We do not know whether this rose comes from those lines.