'Alba Semi-plena' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Alba.
Registration name: Alba Semi-plena
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White, yellow stamens. Strong fragrance. 15 to 19 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Large, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Leafy sepals buds.
Arching. Medium, grey-green foliage.
Height of 6' to 9' 10" (185 to 300 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 3b through 9b. Can be used for garden. Produces decorative hips. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Can be grown as a climber in mild climates. Prune after flowering is finished. This rose blooms on old wood.
Rosa alba var. semi-plena Ser. Mél. bot. 1(1):36.1818.
Produces red hips in fall.