Silver Ghost Rose Rosa Silver Ghost = 'Kormifari' (PBR) (S)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Silver Ghost]


The Rosa Silver Ghost 'Kormifari' is a variant of the rose that boasts a distinctive and alluring appearance. Its flowers are a standout feature, presenting an elegant palette of color. Each bloom is tinged with an ethereal silver hue, giving the impression of a delicate ghostliness. The petals are shaped in the classic rose form, tight at the bud and gradually unfurling to reveal their full, opulent shape as they mature. The foliage of the Silver Ghost rose provides a lush backdrop to its blooms. The leaves are a deep, rich green, with a glossy finish that reflects light, contrasting beautifully with the silvery tone of the flowers. The plant exhibits a bushy growth habit, with stems that may bear thorns as is common among roses. Throughout its blooming season, the Silver Ghost adorns the space with its showy flowers, delivering not only visual beauty but also a fragrant aroma that is characteristic of many rose varieties. This scent adds an additional layer of sensory appeal, making it a favorite in gardens and landscapes where it is not only seen but also experienced through its fragrance.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Silver Ghost Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Kormifari' (PBR) (S)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Rose, including the Rosa Silver Ghost, is generally considered non-toxic to humans. There is no inherent risk of poisoning from ingesting the petals, leaves, or hips of rose plants. However, it is always advisable to be cautious and to not consume any part of ornamental plants without proper knowledge or use, particularly in large quantities, as they are not typically grown for human consumption.

    • To pets

      Roses, such as Rosa Silver Ghost, are generally regarded as non-toxic to pets as well. They are not known to cause poisoning in domestic animals like cats and dogs if ingested in small amounts. However, the thorns can potentially cause injury if a pet were to chew on the stems, so it is still important to discourage pets from chewing on rose plants to prevent physical injury from thorns.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet [0.91 meters]

    • Spread

      2 feet [0.61 meters]

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Value - Rosa Silver Ghost is a visually striking plant that adds elegance to gardens with its unique silvery-colored flowers.
    • Long Blooming Period - It offers a long season of blooms, providing continuous beauty in the landscape.
    • Fragrance - The plant is known for its delightful fragrance, enhancing the sensory experience of any garden space.
    • Aesthetic Versatility - Its color and form can complement many garden designs, from traditional to contemporary.
    • Wildlife Attraction - The flowers can attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, benefiting the local ecosystem.
    • Disease Resistance - Bred for increased resistance to common rose diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Compact Growth - Its size is suitable for small gardens or for use in containers on patios or balconies.
    • Low Maintenance - Rosa Silver Ghost typically requires less pruning and care than some other rose varieties.
    • Cut Flowers - Suitable for cutting and using in floral arrangements, bringing the garden's beauty indoors.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Rose petals can be used to make a natural dye for fabrics, providing hues from pink to orange depending on the mordant used.
    • Edible rose petals can be crystallized with sugar and used as decorative and flavorful additions to cakes and desserts.
    • In crafting, dried rose petals and leaves can be incorporated into homemade paper to add texture and fragrance.
    • Rose petals are often included in potpourris and sachets to impart a subtle fragrance to linens and drawers.
    • Rose water, made from the petals of roses, is used as a flavoring in Middle Eastern, Indian, and Persian cuisine.
    • The pulp obtained from crushed rose hips and petals can be used in soap making, contributing both color and a gentle exfoliating effect.
    • Roses can be used in the production of rose oil, which is a key fragrance component in perfumery and aromatherapy.
    • Fresh rose petals can be scattered in baths to create a luxurious and relaxing experience.
    • Distilled rose essence is a common ingredient in natural cleaning products due to its pleasant scent and mild antibacterial properties.
    • As a symbolic element, roses are often used in wedding ceremonies and other rituals to represent love, beauty, and commitment.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: Roses are universally symbolic of deep affection and love, and the unique 'Silver Ghost' variety may represent a mystical or ethereal love.
    • Mystery: The 'Silver Ghost' rose, with its uncommon color, suggests an air of mystery and enchantment.
    • Elegance: Similar to other roses, the 'Silver Ghost' variety signifies elegance and grace due to its delicate form and color.
    • Balance: The soft, silvery hue of the 'Silver Ghost' rose may symbolize harmony and balance, reflecting a calming presence.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Early spring
As needed
  • water dropWater

    For the Silver Ghost Rose, it's essential to water it deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. The ideal watering routine is typically once a week, supplying about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water for each plant. During hot or dry spells, you may need to water twice weekly. It is best to water early in the morning to minimize evaporation and to help prevent diseases. Ensure the water is delivered at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry, which also helps reduce the risk of disease.

  • sunLight

    Silver Ghost Roses require full sun to thrive, meaning they need at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. The best spot for planting these roses would be an area with clear exposure to the sun from morning through the afternoon. Avoiding overly shaded areas will ensure your rose receives the light it needs to produce abundant blooms and maintain healthy growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Silver Ghost Roses are best grown in regions where the temperature ranges between 32°F and 80°F. They can survive minimum winter temperatures down to about 20°F but must be well-protected from frost. The ideal temperature for promoting growth and flowering is between 65°F and 75°F. Ensure that the roses are not subjected to sudden temperature fluctuations or extreme heat to prevent stress on the plants.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Silver Ghost Roses to maintain their shape, remove dead or diseased wood, and encourage vibrant new growth. The best time to prune is in late winter or early spring, just before the plant breaks dormancy. Remove any weak or broken branches, prune to open up the center of the plant to light and air circulation, and make your cuts at a 45-degree angle just above outward-facing buds. A yearly pruning schedule is usually sufficient for maintaining healthy rose bushes.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Rosa 'Silver Ghost' prefers well-draining loam with organic matter. Aim for a soil pH between 6.0 and 6.5. Amend with compost, aged manure, and perlite or sand to ensure good drainage and fertility.

  • plantRepotting

    Rose 'Silver Ghost' typically needs repotting every 2-3 years or if you observe roots crowding. Early spring is the best time for repotting this rose variety to minimize stress.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    'Silver Ghost' Rose thrives best in outdoor conditions with natural humidity levels. It does not require any special humidity considerations beyond average outdoor levels.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, regular watering, and air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sunny spot with well-drained soil, water deeply.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the 'Silver Ghost' rose begins with the germination of seeds or rooting of cuttings, initiating a growth period where the plant develops a strong root system and foliage. As it matures, typically within the first year, it enters a stage of vegetative growth, producing stems and leaves. Following vegetative growth, the rose bush enters the blooming stage, producing its characteristic white flowers, which typically occurs in the late spring to early summer and can continue in cycles until the fall. After pollination, the flowers develop into fruit, called hips, that contain seeds for the next generation. Once the blooming season ends, the rose enters a period of dormancy, particularly in colder climates, where growth slows and the plant conserves energy for the next growing season. As the cycle repeats, with proper care the 'Silver Ghost' rose can live and thrive for several years, often needing regular pruning to encourage robust growth and abundant flowering.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early spring

    • Rosa 'Silver Ghost' is typically propagated by softwood cuttings. The ideal time for taking cuttings is in late spring and early summer when new growth is still green and flexible. To propagate by cuttings, one should select a healthy stem about 6 inches (approximately 15 centimeters) long, making sure it has several sets of leaves. The bottom set of leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped into rooting hormone to encourage root development. The treated cutting is then inserted into a pot filled with a well-draining soil mix, leaving the top sets of leaves exposed. The soil should be kept consistently moist, and the pot should be placed in a warm spot with indirect light. Roots usually develop within several weeks, after which the new rose plants can gradually be hardened off and eventually planted out.