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Rosa 'Sea Foam' - Groundcover Rose
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (R.'White Dawn' x R.'Pinocchio')
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Rosa 'Sea Foam' (Groundcover Rose) - A trailing reblooming shrub rose that can be used as a groundcover or cascaded over a wall. It grows to 2 feet tall and spreads to 4 to 5 feet wide with glossy deep green foliage and lightly fragrant double white flowers, occasionally with a blush of pink, that bloom throughout the year in coastal southern California. Plant in full sun with occasional to regular irrigation. It is hardy well below 0F and useful in USDA Zones 5-11 and some say it can also be grown in Zone 4 and for us it is evergreen! This is a very tough and hardy rose with its small, very glossy leaves providing a perfect foil for the flowers, much like a foam on the edge of a ocean wave. 'Sea Foam' was bred by E. W. Schwartz and introduced by Conrad-Pyle (Star Roses). The parentage of this rose is unusual as it involves the crossing of two hybrids that themselves were the result of crossing the same two roses; White Dawn x Pinocchio x White Dawn x Pinocchio crossed with White Dawn x Pinocchio. Winner of the Rome Gold Medal in 1963 and the American Rose Society David Fuerstenberg Prize in 1968.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Rosa 'Sea Foam'.
 
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