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Soft Whisper Hybrid Tea Rose

Soft Whisper Hybrid Tea Rose

Rosa 'JACnizea' PP#25,979


2-Quart
Item # 34423

Plant Patent #25,979. 'Soft Whisper' sets 4- to 5-inch blooms with uniquely pointed petals of light cream edged in delicate pink that swirl open from attractive pointed, ovoid buds. They start arriving in early summer and continue right through fall. And as beautiful as these flowers are, they're just as fragrant, enticing you with a strong sweet honey, somewhat fruity scent--one bloom is enough to perfume an entire room!

'Soft Whisper' is a great choice for a your favorite sunny spots, and with its fantastically fragrant blooms arising on 14- to 18-inch stems, it's an ideal choice for your cutflower garden. The shrub cloaks itself in lovely dark green foliage and grows to a very manageable 4 feet high and wide, making it good for large patio containers as well.

'Soft Whisper' performs best in medium-moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained loam in full sun. Water deeply and regularly, preferably in the morning, and avoid overhead watering. Make sure the plant has good air circulation, as this promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps prevent disease. A layer of mulch during the summer months helps to retain moisture, keep roots cool, and discourage the growth of weeds. Zones 5-10.

Review Summary
(Based on 2 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0

Reviews

Very impressed
TN Rose from TN wrote on July 12, 2014:

I generally prefer solid colored roses, but ordered Soft Whisper this year. I ordered very late in the season, when many varieties were already sold out. I have been very impressed with this rose. In it's first year, it is blooming profusely, as compared with others I ordered at the same time. Mine have much more dark pink on the edges right from the start, than the photo, and it continues to turn more pink over several days. Not only does it smell great, but it last extremely well in the vase. Great Rose!

May become a 5 start
Robert N. De Santis from CA wrote on July 01, 2014:

So far, this rose is doing really well in our zone 9b garden. It is in a large pot, growing very vigorously, and seems to love the hot weather we have been having recently. Two blooms so far, which smelled wonderful, though did not look like the picture. There are numerous buds developing, so maybe we'll get the look that we purchased it for. If we do, the rating goes to 5 stars. Give it a try!

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