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'Maria Leonida' rose Description
'<i>Rosa</i> x <i>leonida</i>  Moldenke' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AmiRoses
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
45 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Bracteata.
Exhibition name: Maria Leonida
Origin:
Bred by Lemoyne (1829).
Class:
Hybrid Bracteata.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Delicate blush centers.  Strong fragrance.  Medium, semi-double to double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall.  
Height of 5' (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Reportedly raised from open pollinated seed of Thé bengale ordinaire [could this be Hume's Blush Tea-Scented China/Bengale thé] that was planted close to Rosa bracteata and thus not truly a species cross. For different speculations on parentage - see References.

See also 'Victoire Modeste'.

Per the REFERENCES, this rose can grow much taller than the minimum reported of five feet.
 
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