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Plant Profile: Rosa ‘White Pet’

Also known as “Little White Pet’ this Polyantha rose has large upright clusters of pink flushed buds that open to small very double white flowers with a cupped to flat bloom form and delicate fragrance. Bushes are very floriferous and bloom in flushes throughout the season but are slow to drop petals so can become tiered looking. They are small, dense, heat and shade tolerant, and grow well in containers. ‘White Pet’ is a sport of the climbing rose, ‘Felicite et Perpetue’ but has slightly smaller flowers.


Type: Polyantha


Origin: Henderson, US, 1879


Parentage: Sport of ‘Felicite et Perpetue’ (Rosa sempervirens x ‘Old Blush’)


Flower Size: 1.2”


Petal Count: 41+


Scent: Mild


Flowering: Flushes


Plant Size: 18”-3’ H x 18”-2’ W


Hardiness: Zones 6 and warmer


ARS Rating: 8.5