'Little White Pet' Shrub Rose - Bare-root
‘Little White Pet’ is a compact and bushy polyantha rose. Free-flowering, it blooms from July to October and produces clusters of dark red buds on reddish stems that open to reveal large sprays of lightly fragrant, rosette shaped, pure white, double flowers surrounded by neat, glossy foliage.
Hardy and disease resistant, this versatile rose would be great for planting at the front of a border and is also good for growing in pots.
‘Little White Pet’ has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.
- Flower Colour: white
- Flowering Period: repeat flowering
- Flower Type: double
- Scent: medium
- Height on Arrival: varies depending on time of year and pruning. Height usually between 15-60cm (6-24ins)
- Comes in a: plastic bag - bare-root
- Approx. Growth Height and Spread: 60cm x 60cm (2ft x 2ft)
- Disease Resistance: low
- Other Features:tolerate some shade
RHS Award of Garden Merit
The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.
These roses are in a dormant state ready for immediate planting. The roots have been dipped in a water retaining gel and are enclosed in a plastic bag to keep them moist. The shoots have been cut back to prevent your rose plant rocking in the wind after planting. A further pruning will be required in early spring. Each plant comes with full planting and care instructions.