'Banshee' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Windham
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Medium pink Shrub.
Exhibition name: Banshee
Pink. Strong fragrance. Double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. shade tolerant.
Ploidy determined by Ellen Roundey at Texas A&M University, 2016
Leonie Bell believed 'Banshee' is the gallica 'Baron Louis' by Vibert (see references). Newer investigations (Stefan Lura and others) show that it is a turbinata identical to 'Rosa x suionum' in Sweden, 'Mustialan Ruusu' in Finland and 'Dornenlose Kreiselrose' in Germany.