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Floribunda, Polyantha, Groundcover Rose
Rosa 'Flower Carpet White'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flower Carpet White
Additional cultivar information:(PP9573, Flower Carpet series; aka NOAschnee, Emera Blanc, Opalia, Ophalia, Schneeflocke, White Flower Carpet)
Hybridized by Noack
Registered or introduced: 1991
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

White (w)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are very 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


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

Castro Valley, California

Clayton, California

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Glastonbury, Connecticut

Enid, Oklahoma

Shaftsbury, Vermont

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 5, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

a very lovely rose, flowers are abundant, but petal drop creates a big white mess, I prune in october when flowers are truly spent, it just wants to take a lot of space, i trim each back to around 3ft.


On Oct 19, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Emera Blanc
Schneeflocke (Groundcover, Noack, 1991)
White Flower Carpet
Cluster-flowered, Floribunda, Groundcover
Patent No: USPP009573

This is a groundcover shrub rose, usually about 18 - 24" high and spreading to 6feet+, blooms almost continuously with a resting period Jan-Feb in 9b.


On Aug 12, 2001, JSS from Cordova, MD wrote:

This is a rose in the "pink can"
Developed by Anthony Tesselaar
Blooms from early spring to late fall
Up to 2000 blooms per year.
Growing time all year long except in very col regions.
Glossy green foliage
Lightly fragrant
Highly disease resistant
Very easy to care for.