The French Lace Rose has creamy white roses with a hint of apricot color in the center.
When the long, slender buds open and flatten out, the high centered blooms flatten as the ruffled petals form a uniquely graceful rose with a large number of petals.
These apricot roses come both singly or in long stemmed clusters of up to seven roses. They make perfect bouquets.
The roses on the French Lace rose are only slightly scented, with a light and fruity fragrance.
The bush blooms continually. It is constantly covered with blushed cream blooms of pale ivory shading to apricot. It is very fast to repeat blooms.
Hybridizer Bill Warriner (US) 1980
Blooms Creamy White with hints of apricot and buff High centered to flat blooms have 30-35 petals
Growth Habits Vigorous growing It grows upright. 30' - 3'
Foliage Small foliage is leathery and healthy
Awards AARS 1982 Portland Gold Medal 1984
Hardy zones Zones 5-9 (Sources differ on this; some say as low as zone 4, others say zone 6)
Parantage: "Dr A. J. Vergage" x "Bridal Pink"
This rose is equally good as a garden rose, as well as a good rose for cutting.
French Lace forms a low, bushy border or low hedge rose of low to medium height. (around 3 feet) Don't let the small size of this rosebush fool you, it is a constant bloomer that produces lots of flowers.
These Floribunda roses are very popular in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.
If you need a small indoor arrangement of roses, these delicate looking pastel roses will do nicely.
Although this rose is quite disease resistant, it prefers warmer climates, and is not reliably winter hardy. (Some sources say it will only be reliably hardy in zones 7 and higher).
The lovely French Lace Floribunda forms the centerpiece of the Huntington Botanical Garden rose garden in Pasadena, California.