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Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Flat
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid musk
Other: Found rose
Extra Color Info: White, with yellow stamens
Growth Habit: Climbing habit, up to 12 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Discovered by Mike Darlow, 1993
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 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: 12 feet
Plant Spread: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2011 Great Plant Picks Award Winner


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Location: Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: JuneSometime in June
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Location: Marshfield, Missouri zone 6aDate: 2012-05-03
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Location: Outside my houseDate: 2015-06-15Rooted this rose from a cutting
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Location: Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: JuneMature plant about 10 yeard old, gets HUGE.
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Posted by MaryinLa (Marshfield, Missouri - Zone 6a) on May 3, 2012 8:03 PM

Grows and blooms well in zone 6a, Marshfield, Missouri. Grows fast into a very big shrub.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 11, 2013 3:51 PM

A large shrub, Darlow's Enigma can get massive, but I keep mine in shape by pruning twice each year. Darlow's Enigma has lovely single white flowers followed by small red orange rose hips.

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