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'Odorata hort.' rose Description
'Alba Odorata' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jeri Jennings
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
78 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Bracteata.
Registration name: Alba Odorata
Origin:
Bred by Mariani (Italy, before 1834).
Introduced in Australia by John Baptist in 1861 as 'Rosa microphylla alba odorata'.
Class:
Hybrid Bracteata.  
Bloom:
White, light pink center, light yellow center.  Strong fragrance.  Medium-large, double (17-25 petals), flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Glossy foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Very vigorous.  
Ploidy:
Unknown
Notes:
For clarification about parentage and questions about breeder, see References.
Rosa microphylla alba odorata was also named Rosa bracteata flore pleno, leading to confusion with Macartnea plena
 
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