Garden Party is an ivory hybrid tea rose cultivar created by Herbert C. Swim in 1959 in the United States. Its parents are the hybrid teas ‘Charlotte Armstrong’ (Walter Lammerts, US 1940) and ‘Peace’ (Meilland, France 1939). Garden Party colour is ivory to white blushed with pink. It is a paler version its parent Peace. The high-centred, double-shaped flowers have 25–28 petals and a creamy-white colour with pink-edged outer petals. The Ultimate Rose Book says that ‘Garden Party’ has “the ‘Peace’ colours but more delicate”. The flowers develop from urn-shaped buds, reach an average diameter of 11 cm (4.5″) and have a light lemony fragrance. ‘Garden Party’ blooms repeatedly throughout the season. Thanks to its large well-shaped flowers, it is a popular exhibition variety.
|Dimensions||30.5 × 45.7 cm|