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

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Ducher'
  • 'Bengale Ducher'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Maryland, USA
Date: 2020-09-17

Date: 2009-11-05
Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Cherokee County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-04-30
Location: Orlando Florida
Date: 2011-07-29
Antique Rose 'Ducher'
Location: Chamblee's Nursery in Tyler, TX
Date: 2012-04-25
  • Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX - Zone 9a) on Feb 12, 2014 9:15 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 10:27 PM concerning plant:
    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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