"Astra Desmond" rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Climber, Hybrid Multiflora, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler.
White. Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 10' to 15' (305 to 455 cm). Width of 15' (455 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Very vigorous.
Note about Breeder: please see References to try to sort out the confusion about Breeder.
[This rose was re-discovered by Sir Thomas Neame of Faversham, Kent. He named the rose after his wife Gwendolyn Mary (nee Thomson) (April 10, 1893 Torquay - August 16, 1973 Faversham) who is better known as the professional contralto Astra Desmond. (courtesy of Thomas Neame).]