It’s been a while since we featured a white rose so for this month, we feature one of the best new white roses of the last 10 years to come onto the market in New Zealand. Some say it’s destined to be the best white floribunda grown in New Zealand, already ranking 4th among the top favourite floribundas as voted by rose society members for 2014.
‘White Romance’ is a wonderful rose both in the garden and on the show bench, producing a great display of pure white blooms throughout the summer months, occasionally with a pink tinge. It is slightly later to get into bloom compared to ‘Iceberg’ but provides a great display none the same. Dark green foliage compliments the blooms. A compact, medium grower to one metre high, the plant is very healthy and is ideal grown as a standard as well.
Bred by Rob Somerfield from ‘Anniversary’ and ‘Sky Tower’, ‘White Romance’ is a sister seedling to two other newer roses, ‘Pacific Glory’ and ‘Wild Cherry’. ‘White Romance’ is well worth growing in any garden