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'White Dawn ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 2-135
most recent 14 JUL 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
Wonderfully vigorous and cold hardy in Eastern coastal zone 7b. One of the most disease resistant varieties I have found, out of approximately 170 different roses I grow (or have grown). Large, shiny, glossy, thick leaves, and gardenia like blooms. Takes a couple years to start really throwing blooms, but well worth it.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 7 MAR 06 by ParisRoseLady
Hi, I would like to know if you consider White Dawn unusually prickly/thorny? It's hard to tell from the photos. I would like to grow it up the side of my house, but the driveway is right next to it, and I wouldn't like it to be a deterrent to people and cars. I am intending on putting Kathleen Harrop, a soft pink thornless Bourbon, on one area next to the drive, and was considering planting White Dawn on the other. What is your opinion of White Dawn's prickles/thorns? Thanks, Claire, St Louis Missouri Zone 5/6
Reply #2 of 3 posted 16 MAR 06 by Unregistered Guest
I have one that is 4 years old, tha older thicker canes have few thorns which I have removed but the new growth has few thorns, similar to golden showers.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 14 JUL 06 by Unregistered Guest

I have White Dawn (and Pink Dawn) here in Zone 5 and it's very vigorous and yes it is thorny but not more thorny than any other rose I would think.  It is spectacular in full bloom.  Couple years ago we had a very cold winter and the rose lost half its canes.  I cut the dieback out thinking the rose would never really recover with just half the amount, but it FULLY recovered!!!  You would never know it lost anything!  It's a big, big bush - likes to grow horizontally and also up.  It also has red hips in the Fall.  The fragrance is strong and beautiful.  This is a wonderful rose - you will love it.!!!

Discussion id : 3-849
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
I have a trelles which spans about 4 feet and is about 8 feet high. It is about 16 inches deep. I would like to plant a white dawn rose at the base on either side of this trellis. Can anyone tell me if that is a good idea or if this will not be enough space.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
White Dawn should be the right size to grow on your trellis the way you've been planning. Although it's closely related to New Dawn, it isn't anywhere near as vigorous or as large of a plant. So no problem! Enjoy, it's a lovely (and healthy) rose.
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