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Miniature Rose 'Gourmet Popcorn'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gourmet Popcorn
Additional cultivar information:(PP6809; Shrublet; aka WEOpop, Summer Snow)
Hybridized by Desamero
Registered or introduced: 1986
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Long Beach, California

Oakland, California

Santa Cruz, California

Littleton, Colorado

Plant City, Florida

Riverview, Florida

Huntington, Indiana

Warren, Indiana

Camden, Maine

Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Amherst, New Hampshire

Manvel, Texas

Bellingham, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 25, 2014, RedRobinhood wrote:

Almost ever blooming in the Oakland Hills
Good fragrance
Smallest plant 18", largest 30" high, though all planted together and at the same time
Makes a lovely small hedge in poor soil and (so far) resists gophers


On Oct 6, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6809 has expired


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.