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'Fortuniana' rose Description
'<i>Rosa</i> x <i>fortuneana</i> Lem.' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
79 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Misc. Old Garden Rose.
Exhibition name: Fortuniana
Origin:
Discovered by Robert Fortune (United Kingdom, circa 1840).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Fortuniana'.
Class:
Hybrid Banksia, Miscellaneous OGR, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Strong, sweet fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 12' to 40' (365 to 1220 cm).  Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7a through 11.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
R. x fortuniana Lindl. & Paxton (1851)
Rosa sinica var. fortuneana Regel (1878)
A commonly used understock for grafted roses in warmer climates...
Peter Beales says this rose is related to R. banksiae. See also Glossary: Banksian Roses.
Parentage as shown on HMF appears to have been confirmed by phylogenetic analysis. But see References for older opinions.
 
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