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Alternative cultivar names:
'Bengale Ducher'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Extra Color Info: White, with pale pink outer petals
Growth Habit: Medium, 2-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Jean-Claude Ducher, 1869
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer
Awards: Earth-Kind Rose

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: 2- 5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and pink
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


Pedro Dot and the Pernetiana RosesPedro Dot and the Pernetiana Roses
By zuzu on April 28, 2015

Pernetiana roses were in great demand in the first half of the 20th century, and although they have now been relegated to the hybrid tea class, many rosarians believe they should still be regarded as a class of their own.

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Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX) on Feb 12, 2014 9:15 AM

This is a wonderful rose in my minimal care garden in Texas near the Gulf Coast. It is, however, quite large here, and I don't think of it as a container rose. The foliage, which stays lush and disease resistant, is an unusual shade of yellowish green and the blooms look to me more cream than white. My plant never shows the pink described by the Antique Rose Emporium from which it came. It blooms almost continuously even into the winter, although cold, wet weather may cause the buds to ball.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 10:27 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Regarded as the only white China rose, ‘Ducher’ blooms a soft ivory-white for us. The buds are very round and sometimes have a hint of pink on the outer petals opening to a delicate swirl of fragrant ivory petals. Smaller than many Chinas, this is a good candidate for a container. Although it exhibits the typical bronzy new growth, the foliage of ‘Ducher’ is uncharacteristically light green."

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