'Alupka' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Eric Timewell
White, near white or white blend.
Cream to light yellow. Tea fragrance. 100 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Medium, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.
Climbing. Light green foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
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Source: website www.roseinfo.ru
Terence Reeves-Smyth contributed this information: the palace at Alupka in the Crimea was only begun in the late 1820s. It was built by Count Vorontsov - there is a pink climbing rose at Alupka named after his wife and called Rosa 'Countess Vorontsov'. It dates to the 1830s and I fancy that the R. 'Alupka' is of the same date. These roses were bred in the botanic gardens at Nikita outside Yalta in the Crimea.