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'White Rose of York' rose Description
'<i>Rosa alba</i> var. <i>semi-plena</i> Ser.' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
118 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Alba.
Registration name: Alba Semi-plena
Origin:
Discovered by Unknown (before 1629).
Class:
Alba.  
Bloom:
White or white blend, yellow stamens.  Strong fragrance.  8 petals.  Large, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Leafy sepals buds.  
Habit:
Arching.  Medium, grey-green foliage.  
Height of 6' to 9' 10" (185 to 300 cm).  Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Can be used for garden.  Produces decorative hips.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Can be grown as a climber in mild climates.  Prune after flowering is finished.  This rose blooms on old wood.  
Ploidy:
Hexaploid
Notes:
Rosa alba var. semi-plena Ser. Mél. bot. 1(1):36.1818.
Produces red hips in fall.
 
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