Large Flowered Climbing Rose, Romantica Rose 'White Eden'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: White Eden
Additional cultivar information:(aka MEIviowit, Blanc Pierre de Ronsard, Blushing Pierre de Ronsard, Palais Royal)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Modern Climber


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

White (w)

Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly


Trained to climb

Patent Information:


Other Details:

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Pruning Instructions:

Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fairfield, California

San Anselmo, California

San Leandro, California

Bronx, New York

Columbus, Ohio

Yukon, Oklahoma

Roanoke, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 26, 2010, jeffcat from Columbus, OH wrote:

'Palais Royal' is more commonly known as 'White Eden'. It is a sport of 'Eden' (aka 'Pierre De Ronsard') that is fully white or mostly white except for a slight tinge of pink in cooler parts of the year. The growth and bloom are near identical to the regular 'Eden'. The bloom can vary more and open up more into a cupped shape than a globular shape that the regular 'Eden' traditionally has. Like 'Eden', 'White Eden' is very slow to establish growth and a diverse root network. The rose will need at least 3 years before it is able to spring long canes and "climb." Only two blooms in 1st year of planting, followed by numerous repeating blooms in 2nd year. This rose desires your patience and will reward you.


On Jul 10, 2007, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This climber has vigorous growth habit and is disease resistance. It is supposedly white bu tI have only seen it with pink tones. Evidently in cooler weather the blooms can have a light pink hue.

White Eden is a sport of Eden.
Sport of MEIviolin AKA Eden