Polyantha roses are generally short shrubs, either compact or spreading in habit. They bloom prolifically in clusters, are low maintenance and disease-resistant.
"Polyantha" means "many-flowered". It is derived from the Greek word "poly" for many and "anthos" for flower. Originally a cross between two East Asian species, Rosa chinensis and Rosa multiflora, polyanthas first appeared in France in the late 19th century.
Cultivar: Rosa 'Yvonne Rabier'
“Polyantha Rose 'Yvonne Rabier', a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on February 19th, 2012.
Polyantha Rosa 'Yvonne Rabier' produces clusters of creamy white double flowers with mild fragrance.
This cultivar is resistant to diseases such as black spot, mildew and rust . It is almost thornless.
It was hybridized by Turbat and introduced to the market in 1910.