'Cooper's Burmese' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Maurizio Usai
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Gigantea.
Registration name: Cooper's Burmese
Exhibition name: Cooper's Burmese
Hybrid Laevigata, Species / Wild.
White, yellow stamens. Strong fragrance. Large, single (4-8 petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height: 15' to 33' (455 to 1005cm). Width: 15' to 20' (455 to 610cm).
Parentage uncertain, as Cooper's Burmese was grown from wild seed collected in Burma by Roland Cooper. See References and Questions & Comments tabs.
Nurseries in the UK take the position it is a garden selection of Rosa laevigata. Bean's Trees & Shrubs Hardy In the British Isles says it is a cultivar of Rosa laevigata from seed collected in Burma by Roland Cooper and that other seedlings from the same batch of seed are definitely Rosa laevigata.
RNRS "The Rose" Autumn/Winter 2006 says the it is a Hybrid Gigantea, and the ARS classifies it as a Hybrid Gigantea.
The images posted here show only characteristics of Rosa laevigata. Genetic testing will tell the story in time.