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'La Mortola' rose Description
'La Mortola' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Viviane SCHUSSELE
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Species.
Origin:
Bred by Sir Cecil Hanbury (Italy, 1936).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Sunningdale Nursery in 1954 as 'La Mortola'.
Class:
Species Cross.  
Bloom:
White, blush shading.  Strong fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Large, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Grey-green foliage.  
Height of 18' to 30' (550 to 915 cm).  Width of 12' (365 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
There's a photograph of R. brunonii 'La Mortola' on page 12 of the Spring 1998 issue of the Royal National Rose Society's magazine, The Rose.
 
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