'White Pet'

(Pronounced: White Pet)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Little White Pet' , 'White Pet'

'White Pet'

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'White Pet' is a wonderful dwarf Polyantha rose that produces clusters of small (1"), slightly fragrant, white, pom-pom shaped flowers continuously throughout the growing season.

 

'White Pet'

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Introduced in 1879, 'White Pet' has been a very popular plant for mass plantings and low hedging applications.

 

'White Pet'

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The buds of 'White Pet' are bright medium pink, opening to small white pom-pom shaped flowers that occur in large clusters.

 

'White Pet'

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'White Pet' is an escellent choice for growing in pots, or for groundcover and low hedging applications.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'White Pet' is a wonderful dwarf Polyantha rose that produces clusters of small (1"), slightly fragrant, white, pom-pom shaped flowers continuously throughout the growing season.

Since its introduction in 1879, 'White Pet' has been a very popular plant for mass plantings and low hedging applications.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

Pol

 
SEED
PARENT:

'Félicite et Perpétue' sport  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Henderson  

INTRODUCED:

'White Pet' was introduced by Henderson (United States) in 1879.  

DATE:

1879 [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    1 '     to    3 '           Width:    2 '     to    2 '



'White Pet' is a dwarf polyantha that rarely exceeds 2' to 3' in height. The growth habit is small and dense, with the flowers borne mostly at the top of the plant.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage of 'White Pet' is small, dark green, and semi-glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

c - Continuous. 'White Pet' begins blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and is almost continuously in bloom until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.00"      to      10.00"           Cluster Size:    8      to      10           Petal Count:    40 to 50          

The blooms are small (1"), pom=pom shaped, and occur in fairly dense clusters

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

w - White. The blooms of 'White Pet' are bright white, opening from dark pink buds.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

sf - Slightly Fragrant. 'White Pet' has a very slight fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None Observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 10  

CULTURE:

'White Pet' is very trouble free and disease resistant. It will tolerate poorer soils and some shade.

 
PROPAGATION:

'White Pet' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for use as a ground cover
    ** Widely Available in commerce

'White Pet' is a very small plant that is ideal for growing in pots and for groundcover and low hedging applications.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 638.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 623.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 57.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Reference Guide. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 31.

Botanica. Botanica's Roses - The Encyclopedia of Roses. North Rochester, Kent, England: Grange Books. 1998, p. 627.

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