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'R. sericea pteracantha' rose Description
'<i>Rosa sericea</i> L. f. <i>pteracantha</i> Franch.' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Don H
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Species.
Exhibition name: Rosa omeiensis 'Atrosanguinea'
Origin:
Discovered by Père Jean Marie Delavay (France, circa 1890). Discovered by E.H. Wilson (China, 1900).
Introduced in France by Vilmorin-Andrieux in circa 1890 as 'Rosa sericea L. f. pteracantha Franch.'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Veitch - Coombe Wood Nursery in circa 1900 as 'Rosa sericea L. f. pteracantha Franch.'.
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
White.  Mild, linseed oil, sweet fragrance.  4 to 5 petals.  Small, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, spreading, well-branched.  Small, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  7 to 11 leaflets.  
Height of 6' to 12' (185 to 365 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for specimen.  Vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune dead wood.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
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Notes:
Rosa sericea and Rosa omeiensis both have a form 'Pteracantha' with broad, flat, winglike prickles. Rosa sericea should be a shorter plant with commonly fewer leaflets, 7-11, althought it can have up to 13 and as few as 5. Hips may be red or purple-brown and obovoid or round, smooth, with persistent erect sepals. See References for more details and Rosa omeiensis 'Pteracantha' for its distinguishing characteristics.
'Atrosanguinea' is the pteracanthous selection of R. omeiensis introduced by The Hillier Garden & Arboretum.
 
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