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  • Height: 1m
  • Colour: Creamy-white
  • Shape: Double
  • Scent: Light-medium
  • Flowering: Repeat-flowering
  • Flowering period: June-autumn
  • Type: Hybrid Tea
  • Awards: Rose of the Year 1985
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Polar Star Hybrid Tea Roses

The Polar Star Rose is an award-winning hybrid tea variety with shapely, very full, double, pure white blooms, which in different lights seem to be accented by cream or green depths to the petals. If you're looking for something different than a pale-coloured hybrid tea, take a look at our full selection of roses. Bred by German rose expert Tantau, it was awarded Rose of the Year in 1985, and more than 30 years later, has more than stood the test of time. It has a light-moderate scent. The high-centred blooms make it an excellent exhibition variety and is very popular with show growers. Polar Star is repeat flowering from June right through to autumn. The growth is upright and thorny, reaching about 1m tall with a spread of 60cm.

Great in your garden

If flower arranging is your hobby, or you have the space for a cutting bed, Polar Star is an excellent rose to choose. It's a favourite of florists, with its white, high-centred blooms, attractive foliage and sturdy stems, especially for weddings and formal events. White roses signify purity, simplicity and sophistication. They also have a great vase life of 10-15 days, making it perfect for the amateur grower.

If you're considering growing for exhibition, whether a major event or the local show, Polar Star's a great first rose to try. Its good disease resistance, ease of growing (it will tolerate a small amount of shade, unlike many other varieties) and naturally showy flowers will help you wow the crowds.

As an upright-growing hybrid tea rose, Polar Star looks best in a traditional-style rose bed, rather than stuck in with mixed planting. Use several of the same variety together, underplanted with well-established companion plants such as lavender (especially white varieties), or creeping thyme, which will both keep down weeds and disguise the rose's 'bare ankles'! Embrace its cool palette - there are few roses that carry it off so well.

Features of Polar Star Hybrid Tea Roses

  • Height: Up to 1m
  • Colour: Creamy-white
  • Shape: Double with high-centred blooms
  • Scent: Light to medium
  • Flowering: Repeat-flowering
  • Flowering period: June until the first frosts
  • Type: Hybrid Tea
  • Awards: Rose of the Year 1985
  • Good disease resistance
  • Attractive foliage
  • Suitable for exhibition and floristry

Did you know

Roses often have more than one name, or synonym, often depending on the country they are grown in. Polar Star is also known as Polar Spire, Tanlarpost, Polarstern, Stellar Polare and oddly, Evita.

If you're a literary fan, Polar Star is the best-selling sequel to blockbuster author Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park.

Planting Instructions

How to plant Polar Star roses

If planting against a wall leave about 45cms (18") between plant and wall. Dig a hole deep enough to allow the graft to finish at soil level when planted and with plenty of room for the roots. Improve the soil from the hole by removing large stones, weeds, roots and other rubbish and mixing in about 25% by volume of well rotted compost or manure. Wet the roots and sprinkle with Rootgrow so it stays in contact with the roots. If planting a pot grown plant gently loosen some of the roots before planting.

Position your rose so the roots are spread out and it is set at approximately the same level in the soil as it was before being transplanted. The union should be level with the soil when you have finished planting. Backfill the hole with the planting mix, firming it down as you go. Water in thoroughly. Water again a day or two later and then keep watering in dry spells.

Water Polar Star roses well until established. Prune in the winter and feed twice, first in spring then later in the summer.