Since ancient times, the white rose has been the ultimate choice during weddings. Some call it the bridal flower; while others think of it as the best symbolism of the pureness of a new love. White roses signify new beginnings and are a great way to look forward to the promises of marriage. And also, lest we forget, the white rose is a perfect way to say, “I’m thinking of you.”
Summer is not just a sun-kissed season; it is also the time when most people choose to exchange their vows or experience their honeymoon. It is the wedding season, so look out for these fine white rose varieties straight from the rose growing belts of East Africa.
Breeder: De Ruiter
Whitewash® is a relatively new introduction that has drawn quite some interest in the market; making it one of the most promising African whites in days to come. At an attitude of 1,900 Whitewash® growers harvest an average headsize of 4.5 with average lengths of 40-60cm. This rose has a vaselife of 10-12 days.
Breeder: Olij Roses
Andalusia is large white with a slight fragrance that will make florists find it just a bit more special. The rose has a vaselife of upto 14 days and average stemlength of 40-80cm.
Breeder: Jan Spek Rozen
Named after one of the top climbs of the Tour de France, Alpe d'Huez is an intermediate with a clean white color. The pure white would look good on any bridal bouquet or wedding floral arrangement.
Quite a decent introduction from Schreurs with a good clean shade of white and dark green leaves to match.
Breeder: Dümmen Orange
With an inviting scent to boot, darling has a great wedding colour, which is a slight pink/ivory glow on the inside and pure white on the outside. This T-highbreed rose variety grows a long stem of 60-90cm and has a good vaselife.
Breeder: Kordes Roses
Evita is a beautiful new white that is being touted to be the next Athena. The medium sized rose is a premium white with a long stem and a great vaselife of up to 18 days.
Breeder: Plantas Continental
White Porcelain is a beautifully shaped new variety by Plantas Continental. The South American White Porcelain is already quite a sensation with a large head and very good petal count.
Breeder: Georges Delbard
With a classic garden rose shape, White O'Hara has a large head and quartered petals. The rose opens fully to reveal an attractive scent and a distinctive ivory color in the center. White O'Hara a vaselife of an average 7 days.