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'Double White Scotch' rose Description
'<i>Rosa spinosissima</i> 'Double White'' rose photo
Photo courtesy of La Sagne
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Spinosissima.
Registration name: Elegans
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1808).
Class:
Hybrid Spinosissima.  
Bloom:
White.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Bushy, suckers on its own roots.  
Height of 3' to 7' (90 to 215 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Parentage:
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Notes:
Sets dark-colored hips


In his 2001/2002 catalog, Peter Beales dates this rose as before 1650.

 
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