'R. wichuraiana' 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).
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.