'R. soulieana' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
White, near white or white blend Species.
Exhibition name: R. soulieana
White, yellow stamens. Yellowish buds open creamy white. Strong, cinnamon fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles. Matte, light green foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 6½' to 13' (200 to 395 cm). Width of 6' (185 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Very vigorous. produces decorative hips. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Prune dead wood.
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Foliage has a distinct greyish cast in some seedlings; prickles on new growth are beige or white; hips are quite small and round. Leaflets are oval and the tip is rounded, not pointed. See illustration from Flora of China,
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for more information.