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'Belle of Teheran' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 47-929
most recent 7 SEP 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 SEP 10 by Carlene
This is the perfect pot plant!!!! Other plants in our summer heat wither and die but Little White Pet just keeps blooming non-stop in the heat and part-shade. I love this rose! The pictures do not do it justice.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 6 SEP 10 by Cass
How long have you grown it in a pot? In the ground, mine is 6 feet across.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 7 SEP 10 by Carlene
I have had it own-root in a large pot for about 8 months now. It started off as a small band but grew quickly. I would think the size of the pot should control the growth. I guess if it got too big I could prune the top and also do some root pruning. I just bought another one from Rogue Valley roses. By the way - the pictures you contributed are beautiful. California is such a wonderful place to grow anything - especially roses. I envy your weather!
Reply #3 of 3 posted 7 SEP 10 by Cass
I'll be interested to hear how it performs confined in the long term. You can see that it gets large in the Netherlands, too. My success with roses in pots has been spotty, primarily because every rose other than a miniature wants to be at least 4 feet tall. Wrangling 4 foot roses in and out of pots each year isn't high on my bucket list.
Discussion id : 11-017
most recent 27 JAN 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JAN 06 by Unregistered Guest
'Little Dot' was introduced by Bennett in 1889. A poly distinct from 'White Pet'. It was described as very dwarf, a soft pink, flaked deeper on the outter petals.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 JAN 06 by

Just to confirm before we make changes - you're saying 'Little Dot' and 'White Pet' and two separate Polys ? Do you have details on 'White Pet' ?

Thanks Fred.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 JAN 06 by Unregistered Guest
Yes, Little Dot and White Pet/Little White Pet were two separate roses. Little Dot was a Poly ,while WP/LWP was a dwarf sport of a sempervirens rambler and has been classified as a Poly or as a China. However, in New Zealand, according to Nancy Steen, WP/LWP was known as Little Dot. So the entries should say WP/LWP sometimes identified as Little Dot.
Still researching details on White Pet/Little White Pet.
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