'Lady Banks Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of M. Regimbal (Missy_GardenWhimsy's Garden)
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Introduced in United Kingdom by William Kerr
in 1807 as 'R. banksiae alba'.
Introduced in France by Jean-François Boursault
in 1817 as 'Rosier de Banks à fleurs blanches'.
Introduced in Australia by Darling Nursery
in 1851 as 'R. banksiae alba plena'.
Hybrid Banksia, Species / Wild.
White. Strong, violets fragrance. Average diameter 0.5". Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, rosette bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Tall, climbing, thornless (or almost).
Height of 20' to 39' 4" (610 to 1200 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Prune after flowering is finished. This rose blooms on old wood.
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See also Glossary: Banksian Roses
The double white form was first sent to England in 1807 by William Kerr from garden in or near Canton. See References.
[Rosa banksiae f. alboplena Rehder (1949)
See also Glossary: Banksian Roses.
[Rosa banksiae var. plena Regel (1878)]]