Grow in medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loams in full sun. Tolerates some light shade, but best flowering and disease resistance generally occur in full sun. Water deeply and regularly (mornings are best). Avoid overhead watering. Good air circulation promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases. Summer mulch helps retain moisture, keeps roots cool and discourages weeds. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Crowns may need winter protection in cold winter climates such as the St. Louis area. Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants, as practicable, and clean up and destroy dead leaves from the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part of a thorough cleanup during winter (dormant season). Prune as needed in late winter to early spring. WHITE MEIDILAND generally requires little pruning.
Meidiland roses are a series of landscape and groundcover roses developed by Meilland of France. Meidiland roses are generally noted for their growing vigor, disease resistance, winter hardiness, tolerance for a wide range of growing conditions and general ease of maintenance. WHITE MEIDILAND is one of the most prostrate of the Meidiland roses. It is a groundcover type that typically grows to only 2’ tall but spreads to 5-6’ wide. It features double white flowers (to 4” wide) over a long late spring to frost bloom period. Flowers have no fragrance. Glossy dark green compound leaves have 3-7 oval leaflets. Parents of this rose are Rosa ‘Temple Bells’ (seed parent) and Rosa ‘MEIgurami’ (pollen parent). U. S. Plant Patent PP6,028 was issued on January 26, 1988.
Roses are susceptible to a large number of diseases, the most common of which are black spot, powdery mildew and rust. Although good cultural practices are the first line of defense in disease control, regular preventative fungicide applications throughout the growing season are sometimes required, particularly in humid climates with regular rainfall such as the St. Louis area. WHITE MEIDILAND reportedly has good disease resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. Potential insect problems include aphids, beetles, borers, scale, thrips, rose midges, leafhoppers and spider mites.
Mass as a ground cover. Edging.