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'Purezza' rose Description
'The Pearl ™ (rambler, Mansuino, 1960)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Enrique Munoz Ramirez
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White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Purezza
Exhibition name: Purezza
Bred by Quinto Mansuino (Italy, before 1960).
Hybrid Banksia, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler.  
White or white blend.  Strong fragrance.  12 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Tall, climbing, few or no prickles/thorns.  Small, glossy, leathery foliage.  

Height: 9'10" to 18' (300 to 550cm).  Width: 10' to 12' (305 to 365cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden, landscape or pillar.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Ludwigs Roses says this is a smaller and repeat flowering version of the white Banksia rose.

Nigel Pratt at Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has fragrant white double flowers...

Heirloom Roses says this is a rose for those who live in California or similar climates...

See also Glossary: Banksian Roses.

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