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'R. banksiae aculeata' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 111-562
most recent 17 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JUN by CybeRose
The Floricultural Cabinet, & Florists Magazine 25: 237 (1847)
By Joseph Harrison
This Rose differs widely in appearance from other Roses, and the difficulty experienced by many in inducing it to grow and flower freely, points out the error of treating it as other Roses. To bloom this Rose, do not prune it at set seasons, as with other Roses. It is disposed to form strong shoots in the summer time. Watch for the appearance of these, and so soon as they are about a foot long, pinch off their tops. In consequence of this check they will form laterals, which become well ripened and flower with certainty. It is necessary to cut their tops off early in spring, and from this period the plants should be watered all the growing season.
Discussion id : 97-706
most recent 23 FEB 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 FEB 17 by CybeRose
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year ending June 30, 1896 pp. 421-422
The biologic relations between plants and ants
Dr. Heim, Associate of the Faculty of Medicine at Paris

Along the edges of the leaves of the Rosa Banksiae are found perifoliary nectaries that attract great numbers of a large black ant (Camponotus pubescens). The presence of these ants preserves the rose from the attacks of a hymenopterous insect (Hylotoma rosae). We owe an interesting experiment upon this subject to Beccari. On a branch of Rosa Banksiae attacked by ants he placed a branch of another rose bush attacked by the larvae of Hylotoma. Incommoded by the ants, these larvae took refuge upon the youngest buds, unprovided as yet with nectaries, and consequently not visited by ants.
Discussion id : 97-622
most recent 19 FEB 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 FEB 17 by Jonathan Windham
It doesn't appear that this page is linked with another page for white lady banks.

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Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 FEB 17 by Patricia Routley
Yes. It does appear that 'White Lady Banks' should be merged with Rosa banksiae Aiton.
Jedmar, can you see anything against merging the two? I am a little wary when it comes to the species. I note there are things like 'Rosa banksia 'Double White' and Rosa banksiae 'Double White' in the separate files.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 19 FEB 17 by Patricia Routley
Thanks Jonathan. I've merged the 'White Lady Banks' file into the R. Banksiae Aiton file. I was a bit concerned about the 1895, and in particular the 1984 references, but I think it is OK.
Discussion id : 96-606
most recent 29 DEC 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 DEC 16 by Shal
Monrovia lists Banksia Alba as hardy to zone 6. Any zone pushers want to weigh in on how cold hardy this is? I'm thinking about trying it on the south side of our home in zone 6b.
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