'Rosa alba maxima' rose Description
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White, yellow highlights. Strong, sweet fragrance. 46 to 58 petals. Average diameter 2". Medium, very full (41+ petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Glandular sepals, leafy sepals buds.
Height: 6' to 8'2" (185 to 250cm). Width: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).
USDA zone 3b through 9b. Prune after flowering is finished. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third.. This rose blooms on old wood.
Rosa alba var. florepleno hort. ex Andrews. Roses 1:t.12. 1810.
Different opinions about parentage, please see References.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Maxima for northern Sweden.