'R. hemisphaerica rapini' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Marita Protte
Exhibition name: R. hemisphaerica rapini
Discovered by Unknown
Butter-yellow. up to 5 petals. Average diameter 2". Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.
Short. Grey-green, fragrant foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 39" to 4' 11" (100 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
Originally described as Rosa rapinii Boiss. & Balansa (1859), this rose is thought to be the wild progenitor of the very double Sulphur rose, Rosa hemisphaerica, which was introduced to Europe from Asia Minor several centuries earlier. The name Rosa rapinii is now considered a synonym of Rosa hemisphaerica Herrm.