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'Purezza' rose Description
'<i>Rosa banksiae</i> 'Purezza'' rose photo
Photo courtesy of teddy63
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
47 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Purezza
Exhibition name: Purezza
Origin:
Bred by Quinto Mansuino (Italy, 1961).
Class:
Hybrid Banksia, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Strong fragrance.  12 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing, thornless (or almost).  Small, glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 9' 10" to 18' (300 to 550 cm).  Width of 10' to 12' (305 to 365 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden, landscape or pillar.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Notes:
Ludwigs Roses says this is a smaller and repeat flowering version of the white Banksia rose.


Nigel Pratt at Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has fragrant white double flowers...


Heirloom Roses says this is a rose for those who live in California or similar climates...


See also Glossary: Banksian Roses.

 
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