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'Odorata 22449' rose Description
'Indica Major' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Pascale Hiemann
Commercially available
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
White, near white or white blend Tea.
Registration name: Fun Jwan Lo
Bred by Unknown Chinese Breeder(s) (China, before 1811).
Discovered by Frank N. Meyer (1905).
Introduced by Unknown in circa 1823 as 'Indica Major'.
China / Bengale, Climber, Hybrid Noisette, Tea, Understock.  
Light pink to white, pink shading.. [Light pink.].  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing, few or no prickles/thorns.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 9'10" to 13'1" (300 to 400cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or understock.  Vigorous.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
A Noisette or China of obscure origin.
Around the first world war, it was used as understock mainly in the Auckland area (New Zealand), specially for Teas and Hybrid teas.
Imported as 'Rosa Niszr' from Egypt to Netherlands and used as understock.
Desportes states that 'Sophie Cottin' is a synonym of 'Indica major'.
Dr. Wang Guoliang says that 'Fun Jvan Lo' is not Odorata understock. It is possibly a misprononciation of 'Fen Zhuang Lou' which is a distinct China.
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