'Rosa clinophylla Thory' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Species.Exhibition name: R. clinophylla
Introduced in United Kingdom by Reginard Whitley
in before 1820 as 'R. involucrata'.
White or white blend. Moderate, sweet fragrance. Average diameter 3". Medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season. Medium buds.
Height of 3' to 15' (90 to 455 cm).
USDA zone 9b through 10a. Benefits from winter protection in colder climates. can be grown as a shrub. heat tolerant. prefers warmer sites. produces decorative hips. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
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R. clinophylla Thory (1817) is native to tropical India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, where it thrives in swampy areas, living partly submerged part of the year. A mountain form grows in Nepal.
Three variants have been recognized: var. clinophylla, var. glabra (smooth and hairless) and var. parvifolia (small-leafed). Some describe the fragrance of the blooms is as acetone.