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'Flower Carpet ® White' rose Description
'White Flower Carpet' rose photo
Photo courtesy of The Old Rosarian
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White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: NOAschnee
Bred by Werner Noack (Germany, 1991).
Floribunda, Polyantha.  
White, yellow stamens.  Strong fragrance.  16 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in large clusters, cupped-to-flat, ruffled bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Short, compact, spreading.  Medium, glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  

Height: 1' to 28" (30 to 70cm).  Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
USDA zone 5a through 9b.  Can be used for container rose, garden, ground cover or landscape.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Australia - Application No: 1992/065  on  27 Apr 1992   VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: Groundcover. Applicant: Werner Noack.
Canada - Patent No: 0210  on  30 Apr 1996
Application No: 95-574  on  23 Feb 1994
Breeder: Werner Noack, Gütersloh, Germany
European Union - Patent No: 003995545
Germany - Patent No: 1147180
New Zealand - Patent No: 979  on  30 Jun 1995
Application  on  8 Jul 1993
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made July 8, 1993 and granted June 30, 1995 (PVR Grant No. 979). The breeder's Reference for this rose is Noaschnee. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'White Flower Carpet'. This PVR Grant expires June 30, 2018.
United States - Patent No: PP 9,573   VIEW USPTO PATENT
The US Patent for Flower Carpet White describes it as a new and distinct variety of ground cover rose which forms continuously throughout the season attractive long-lasting pure white blossoms... the flowers appear in clusters and the outer petals tend to be wavy... the plant is winter hardy and sets small, orange-yellow hips...
Bransford Garden Plants says White Flower Carpet is a beautiful, free flowering ground cover rose which produces large clusters of creamy, white flowers. It can be planted almost any time of the year, in almost any soil. Once established, it has a long flowering period...

Parentage is taken from the US Patent for this rose, sources differ, see References for more information.

Schneeflocke is the german word for snowflake.

In his garden in Norfolk, Robert Wharton, of Whartons Nurseries Ltd., reports the best rose varieties in his garden are: 'Flower Carpet Pink', 'Flower Carpet Sunshine', 'Flower Carpet White', 'The Fairy', 'Arthur Bell', 'Bonica', 'Ballerina' and 'Jacques Cartier'.