Thursday, June 02, 2011

White Shrub Rose

White Shrub Rose
Rosa ‘White Out’
Synonyms: Radwhite

While out plant shopping yesterday I came across this beauty. Although I need 10 roses I didn’t get this one because it was in a tree form and that wouldn’t fit in the rose garden. The big rose tour is June 23rd and I need to find the bushes soon. I would like to find a couple of new white roses for the garden because it is underrepresented in the color scheme.

‘White Out’ is new being introduced in 2009 by Conrad-Pyle. Since it was bred by William J. Radler (the person responsible for Knockout roses) it is being billed as the closest thing to a “White Knockout rose”. It does look kind of like a Knockout but has its own beauty too.

Here is the run down on ‘White Out”:
Color: Actually considered Cream but looked really white
Fragrance: Mild. Citrusy.
Petal Count: 4 to 8
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Height and Width: 42 inches by 42 inches
Bloom Cycle: Perpetual

Its June now:

"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade."
Gertrude Jekyll

"In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them."
Aldo Leopold

1 comment:

The Redneck Rosarian said...

have read much about this rose, but have not seen it growing anywhere. I grow Iceberg and Moondance. Both white floribundas with excellent formed shrubs and mutiple bloom cycles.