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'Rosa chinensis f. spontanea' rose Description
'<i>Rosa chinensis</i> var. <i>spontanea</i> T.T.Yu & T.C.Ku' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cass
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
22 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red.
Exhibition name: R. chinensis spontanea
Origin:
Discovered by Augustine Henry (1902).
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Buff or rose-pink, white streaks, ages to carmine-pink .  Cream, light yellow and light pink aging to deep cerise.  Mild, fruity, sweet, tea fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, flat to cupped bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  
Ploidy:
Varies - see references
Parentage:
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Notes:
Native to NW China; Sichuan, Gansu, Hubei, Guizhou. Martyn Rix considers R. lucidissima Lév. to be a synonym. See References.
 
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