Rose (Rosa 'Penelope') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Other: Saucer-shaped
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: Semi-double to double, in large clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid musk
Extra Color Info: Light pink and white, with yellow shading
Growth Habit: Tall, 4-8 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Rev. Joseph Hardwick Pemberton, 1924
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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: 4-8 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Multi-Color: White, pink, and yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: one child plant

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Location: In Zuzu's gardenDate: 2008-05-09
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Branch blooming atop 5 ft tall Geranium maderense 'Alba'
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Date: 2011-11-05
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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-05-03
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2009-05-01
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Location: My gardenDate: 2016-05-21
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Location: Behind my house, east side.Date: 2017-05-27Her first spring flush this year
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In Zuzu's garden, my Mom enjoying the fragrance.
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2009-04-28
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Oct 1, 2011 10:53 PM

Penelope is a dream rose: a bloom factory that's easy to grow. It quickly grows into a large bush with very strong canes. The blooms are mostly white, but the buds are coral and yellow and look wonderful in combination with the lighter blooms.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 6:28 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Massive clusters of large, pale pink, semi-double flowers fading to peaches and cream adorn this chunky shrub during the growing seasons. Fat, orange-pink hips weigh down the bush in fall and winter. This rose is an excellent choice for hedging as the bush is dense with beautiful foliage and fragrant flowers and will mature quickly."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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I.D. this hardy, re-blooming charmer? by AnneCecilia Jun 25, 2018 2:47 PM 10
May 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 30, 2018 10:44 PM 66
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Best performing roses by Mari33 Mar 13, 2018 9:28 AM 29
Which roses have you ordered for the 2018 season? by zuzu Jun 22, 2018 4:03 PM 163
November 2017 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Nov 30, 2017 7:35 PM 80
A Reverence for Roses -- Big Sale by zuzu Oct 25, 2017 4:05 PM 16
✺ JULY 2017 Bloom and Chat ✺ by Calif_Sue Aug 6, 2017 12:24 AM 201
✺ June 2017 Bloom and Chat ✺ by Calif_Sue Jul 17, 2017 11:41 PM 335
April 2017-Photos & Chat by Calif_Sue May 1, 2017 8:24 AM 198
May 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jun 2, 2016 9:47 AM 366
April 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 2, 2016 7:36 PM 185
December 2015 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 26, 2015 10:44 AM 27
June 2015, photos and chat by zuzu Jun 29, 2015 3:04 PM 117
grafted roses by MargieNY Oct 3, 2014 6:08 PM 32
Still getting a few nice roses...... by Paul2032 Nov 11, 2014 2:48 PM 84
April Chat - Spring's Here!! by Skiekitty May 3, 2014 5:09 PM 138
Photos and chat, February 2014 by zuzu Jul 27, 2014 2:20 PM 152
New blooms, first week of May 2012 by zuzu May 12, 2012 10:41 AM 29
May photos and chat by zuzu May 31, 2012 1:12 PM 212

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