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'Class Act' rose Description
'Class Act' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Bettina Gatti
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
44 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: JACare
Exhibition name: Class Act
Origin:
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, before 1987).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (post 1970) in 1989 as 'Class Act'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
White, yellow stamens.  None to mild, fruity fragrance.  15 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat, reflexed bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Compact, upright.  Large, glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  

Height: 2' to 30" (60 to 75cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very mildew resistant.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1992/004  on  6 Jan 1992   VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: JACare. Applicant: Bear Creek Gardens, Inc.
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 869  on  29 Jun 1994
 
United States - Patent No: PP 6,515  on  3 Jan 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/027,816  on  19 Mar 1987
Notes:
Class Act was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.