Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: Semi-double to double, in large clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Miniature
Extra Color Info: White
Growth Habit: Short, 1-2 feet, very bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Discovered by Luis Desamero, 1986
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Sport of: Popcorn

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Gourmet Popcorn'
  • 'WEOpop'
  • 'Summer Snow'

Common names
  • Rose

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Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: May 21, 2013
GP can grow much larger than the two feet height and width report

Date: 2014-05-29
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: July 12, 2015
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: In the evenng of May 31, 2013
GP is an easy no care rose to grow
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: September 11, 2011

Date: 2014-11-25
Photo courtesy of: T.Kiya
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: May 30, 2015
In fourth year of extreme drought GP showed no stress
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: October 10, 2011
Photo was taken at twilight
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: October 09, 2010
Location: Zone 5b, Chicago suburbs
Date: June 2021
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: July 2011
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: July 12, 2015
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: May 2013
Photo taken at twilight
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: August 2008
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: November 07, 2017
This rose generally does not show fall color, but weather conditi

credit: Captain-tucker

Date: 2014-05-29
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Comments:
  • Posted by RoseBlush1 (Weaverville, California - Zone 8a) on Aug 4, 2013 7:41 PM concerning plant:
    I planted 'Gourmet Popcorn' in the ground four years ago. I live in the mountains of northern California and have four distinct seasons, unlike southern California where, as a friend says, they have thirteen months of summer.

    The database gives the size of the plant as "short 1 - 2 feet'. My plant is closer to 3.5 feet tall and just as wide. It is one of the larger shrub roses in that bed.

    So, if conditions are right, plan to give the rose more space than indicated in the database when siting the rose.

    Smiles,
    Lyn
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 7, 2014 5:39 PM concerning plant:
    A friend grows Gourmet Popcorn in her Long Island, NY garden, not far from where I live. It has made a large bush that is profusely covered in small white blooms. I spray my roses with a systemic fungicide and so does she, so I don't know how disease resistant it would be without spraying.

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