'A Whiter Shade of Pale' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jan Spek Rozen Netherlands (Alex Spek)
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Exhibition name: A Whiter Shade of Pale
White and light pink. Flowers white with a touch of pink shading. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 3.5". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium. Medium, semi-glossy foliage.
Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. . Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..
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