The Pascali Rose, created quite a sensation, back in 1963 when it was introduced. This white Hybrid tea rose 'Pascali' won an award in every competition for new roses in Europe.
This world wide achiever is thus established as the world's favorite white, large flowered rose.
If you live in the right climate, (and like Hybrid tea roses), or even just roses for cutting, you should have no excuse not to grow the Pascali rose!
Type Hybrid Tea
Hybridizer Louis Lens (Belgium) 1963
Blooms White, or nearly white
Foliage Large size Dark green leathery foliage
Growth Habits Can grow anywhere from 3-7' tall, by 20" -4' wide It grows upright, and vigorous.
Fragrance Non to very mild tea fragrance
Awards Golden Rose of the Hague 1963, National Rose Societ Certificate of Merit 1963, Portland Gold Medal 1967, All-American Rose Selection 1969, World Federation of Rose Societies Rose Hall of Fame 1991
Hardy Zones 6-11
Parantage Queen Elizabeth X White Butterfly
For a 'Large' flowered Hybrid tea, the blooms are not really that large. Actually, they are on the smaller side,but the soft white, long lasting roses are near perfect, with 30 petals. They are classic, double, high centered, exhibition form, hybrid tea formed blooms. The blooms are white in color, with just a hint of cream in the center. They come one to a stem, and are ideal for cutting and/or exhibiting.
If you have a cut flower garden, these are a must!
The bush is vigorous growing and compact. It is known to have good disease resistance in all climates. The blooms also stand up well in the rain. (Making it a great White Hybrid Tea rose to grow anywhere in the world!) If you take a look at the parents of this rose, it is no wonder it is such a great rose!
It is repeat flowering throughout the season, producing lots of roses in great profusion. Be sure to keep the bush dead-headed to keep it producing more blooms.