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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Common names
  • Rose

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Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2017-06-09
Location: My garden
Location: From my collection. Poland.

Date: 2011-11-05

Branch blooming atop 5 ft tall Geranium maderense 'Alba'
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2022-04-30
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2008-05-09
Location: Historic Rose Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-03-31
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-10-26
Photo by zuzu
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-04-26
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-03
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-05-21
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2009-05-01
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-07-05
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: Behind my house, east side.
Date: 2017-05-27
Her first spring flush this year
Location: From my collection. Poland.

At Alnwick Garden
Photo by zuzu

In Zuzu's garden

In Zuzu's garden, my Mom enjoying the fragrance.

At Alnwick Garden
Photo by zuzu
Photo by zuzu
Photo by zuzu
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2009-04-28
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2010-07-05
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2009-06-24
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2012-05-10
Photo by zuzu
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Comments:
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Oct 1, 2011 10:53 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 6:28 PM concerning plant:
    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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