Irish Hope™

Lovely white 4" blooms (petals 50+), at times blushed lemon flowers produced in bold clusters with flamboyant frills on the petal edges to make an arresting display. A delicious sweet honey-lemon perfume. A tall continual blooming plant with dark-green healthy foliage that is at home in the toughest site.

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score No
Bloom Type Double
Breeder Code HARexclaim
Characteristics Breeder, Fragrance
Specific Color White at times blushed yellow
Country of Origin England
Fragrance Very Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 4 - 5' x 3'
Year 1998


Customer Reviews (3)

reliable, very fragrant Review by nataliya
I had this rose for about three years (NYC). Last year, as Dorothy from Pennsylvania did, I noticed black "dead" canes. Yet, I let most of them intact, and it did not seem to affect the overall performance of the bush. The new branches grew off those dead canes, go figure! The rose is very tidy, upright and blooms continuously in clusters. Oh, not to forget to mention how beautifully it smells!
Thank you, Heirloom Roses. (Posted on 2/20/2015)
More Hardy Than I Had ExpectedReview by Dorothy
During the harsh winter of 2013 to 2014 in south central Pennsylvania this rose was covered by deep snow and ice for weeks. After the snow melted, I was horrified to see that all the stems had turned totally black down to the ground, so I ordered a replacement for spring. Much to my surprise and delight, my "dead" Irish Hope grew back to three feet by the middle of the following summer and displayed its gorgeous blooms again. (Posted on 11/25/2014)
Elegant perfectionReview by Dorothy
I couldn't be more pleased. Right at 2 months after planting my tiny rose I have glorious blooms. They start out as high centered classic hybrid tea buds and look more like old English roses when fully opened. They keep a long time on the plant. The faint yellow centers are just an extra virtue. All my garden guests have been drawn to it and admire it. (Posted on 5/9/2014)

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