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'Banshee' rose Description
'Banshee' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Veronique Malouin's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Exhibition name: Banshee
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (1773).
Class:
Damask, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  shade tolerant.  
Breeder's notes:
Ploidy determined by Ellen Roundey at Texas A&M University, 2016
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Leonie Bell believed 'Banshee' is the gallica 'Baron Louis' by Vibert (see references). Newer investigations (Stefan Lura and others) show that it is a turbinata identical to 'Rosa x suionum' in Sweden, 'Mustialan Ruusu' in Finland and 'Dornenlose Kreiselrose' in Germany.
 
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