'Sebastopol Queen' rose References
Book (2006) Page(s) 279.
'Sebastopol Queen'. Rambler. No rebloom. Moderate fragrance. Habit:No. 2 [see p267]. Vintage Gardens, 2003. Provenance: chance seedling.
A chance seedling that occurred in our old orchard. Flowers come in large clusters and are single white with blushed edges. The lovely glow of color in the flowers is matched with a delicious perfume, and later followed by one of the more dramatic displays of hips we have seen in our garden, the fruits aging to a soft salmon orange. Comes in to bloom late in May here and seems impervious to disease. Appearances indicate that it is a seedling or hybrid of the Rosa Soulieana that came to us from the Huntington crossed with a multiflora rambler. I suspect that that rambler was the false R. soulienana. Named for a local apple brand.