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'Semi-plena' rose References
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 185.  
 
R. alba ('White Rose of York') Alba. Europe, pre-16th century. Description and cultivation... flowers: single, white...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 188.  
 
Semi-plena (R. alba suaveolens, R. alba nivea) Alba. Europe 16th century or earlier. Description and cultivation... flowers: white... An underrated form of R. alba...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 21.  
 
A particularly good subject for training as a pillar rose or short climber because of its floppy habit.
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 16.  
 
Mr. Alexander Macleay's garden notes for Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney in the 1840s... listed Rosa alba celestia ('Celeste' or 'Celestial' ?), Rosa alba 'Dr Beligina', Rosa alba 'Maiden's Blush', Rosa alba 'Double White' (alba maxima ?) and Rosa alba 'Spineless Virgin'.
Book  (Nov 1993)  Page(s) 24.  
 
Thought by some to have been the 'White Rose of York'.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 6.  
 
Alba Semi-plena Alba, white, (R. alba semiplena); Prior to 1867; A very old form that has been observed as a sport from Alba Maxima. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 60.  Includes photo(s).
 
Semi-Plena Alba. Parentage: unknown. (aka R. x alba suaveolens, R. x alba nivea, 'White Rose of York'). Europe, 16th century or earlier. Description and cultivation... flowers: pure white and semi-double with golden stamens... orange-red autumn fruit...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 47.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (May 1992)  Page(s) 1.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 11.  
 
(R. x alba Semi-plena, 'White Rose of York') Alba shrub; white, blooms of medium size, semi-double; not remontant; growth bushy, wide 7 x 5 ft (2.2 x 1.5 m); leaf greyish green; good scent. Before 1600. OGR
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