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'Gardenia' rose Description
'Gardenia (rambler, Horvath, 1899)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of CybeRose
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
21 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Wichurana.
Exhibition name: Gardenia
Origin:
Bred by Michael Henry Horvath (United States, before 1898).
Introduced in United States by Pitcher and Manda Nursery in before 1898 as 'Gardenia'.
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.  
Bloom:
Cream, yellow center, ages to white .  Strong, green apple fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, quartered bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Small foliage.  
Height of 15' to 20' (455 to 610 cm).  Width of 12' to 15' (365 to 455 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Very hardy.  very vigorous.  drought resistant.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Prune after flowering is finished.  
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