'Prosperity'

(Pronounced: pros-PEAR-I-tee)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Prosperity'

'Prosperity'

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Prosperity naturally forms a low spreading shrub, approximately 3' high and 4' to 5' wide.

 

'Prosperity'

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The very double, medium-sized, ivory white flowers occur in clusters in the spring and repeat throughout the growing season.

 

'Prosperity'

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The foliage is dark green and eemi-glossy.

 

'Prosperity'

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The new foliage is coppery redish-brown.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Prosperity' is medium-sized shrub with very double, medium-sized, sweetly fragrant, white blooms that repeat throughout the growing season.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

Pemberton

 
CLASS:

H Msk

 
SEED
PARENT:

'Marie-Jeanne'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Perle des Jardins  

BREEDER:

Pemberton  

INTRODUCED:

'Prosperity' was introduced by Pemberton (England) in 1919.  

DATE:

1919 [ England ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    8 '     to    8 '           Width:    7 '     to    7 '



If left to its own inclinations, 'Prosperity' will form a moderate shrub that is approximately 3' high and 4' to 5' wide. However, when trained on a pillar, the canes will grow to a length of 8' or more.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is a dark olive green with moderate sheen.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Prosperity' starts blooming in mid-spring (April in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.00"           Cluster Size:    10      to      12           Petal Count:    15 to 20          

'Prosperity' flowers are medium-sized (2-1/2" - 3"), cupped, and very double with small prominent golden stamens. They occur in clusters that can become so heavy that they bend the canes down.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

w - White. 'Prosperity' buds are pale pink and open to ivory white with a touch of lemon at the center around the stamens. The blooms fade in the sun, so planting in partial shade promotes a richer color.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately Fragrant. 'Prosperity' has sweet and moderately strong fragrance.

 
HIPS:

Red; Globose' 3/8". 'Prosperity' has brightred, spherical, medium-sized hips.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Prosperity' tolerates heat, cold, poor soils and moderate shade. It is vigorous and has no particular disease problems. Heavy mulching and well drained soils improve flowering.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Prosperity' is may be propagated by ground layering or from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Suitable for use as a climbing or pillar rose
    ** Widely Available in commerce

'Prosperity' is an excellent rose for low walls, fences, and pillars.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 476.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 474.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 75.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 25, 66, 260.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 20, 103, 165-166.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 40, 56, 5, 121, 141, 174-175.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 226, 238-239.

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