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Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness: 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)
Bloom Shape: Double
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Mid Spring Blooms repeatedly
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Resistant to black spot Resistant to mildew Stems are moderately thorny
Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
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
On Jun 26, 2008, Leslie_Pz from Amherst, NH wrote:
Hard to believe it's a miniature rose, the bush is large. White flowers do not have much for fragrance but is such a great blooming bush. Make great cut flowers for vases. Really do look like popped corn!
On Nov 24, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:
I bought Gourmet Popcorn, which is a sport of Popcorn, years ago along with several other miniature roses. It is the only survivor, and I credit that to its tolerance of soils, general toughness, and its remarkable disease resistance.
This is not a tiny mini. Down here in Florida it can exceed 3' tall and at least as wide. It blooms most of the time. It appreciates full sun and adequate moisture and great dirt, but tolerates some shade, mediocre dirt, and drought.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this plant! Please let me know if you grow it in a colder zone than I've indicated, or if I have rated it for colder zones than it tolerates. I've only grown it here in central Florida.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Long Beach, California Santa Cruz, California Ken Caryl, Colorado Boyette, Florida Plant City, Florida Huntington, Indiana Warren, Indiana Camden, Maine Wellfleet, Massachusetts Amherst, New Hampshire Manvel, Texas Bellingham, Washington