'Rosa luciae var. wichuraiana Koidz.' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Species.Exhibition name: R. wichurana
White, pink undertones. 5 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Small, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.
Lax, spreading. Glossy foliage. 5 to 9 leaflets.
Height of 6' (185 cm). Width of 20' (610 cm).
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Name confusion in this species is the result of (1) Crépin's change of heart in the way he divided up the species Rosa luciae; and (2) disagreements about how to properly form the a name of a rose species to honor Max Wichura: wichuraiana, wichurana, or wichurae.
Let the specialists in botanical Latin figure it out.
R. luciae var. wichuraiana (Crép.) Koidz. (1913), a variety of R. luciae Franch. & Rochebr. (1871) (see). At least two varieties of R. luciae / R. wichurana / R. wichuraiana exist in commerce.
Hips are oval and red.