'Repens Alba' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Rugosa.Registration name: Paulii
Hybrid Rugosa, Species Cross.
White. Mild to strong, clove fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, climbing, spreading, well-branched. Large, glossy, dark green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 3' to 6' 7" (90 to 200 cm). Width of 6' to 13' 1" (185 to 400 cm).
USDA zone 4a through 5b. Can be used for ground cover. Vigorous.
Orange-scarlet hips. Different opinions on parentage - see References.
R. x paulii Rehder (1922)
R. rugosa subtaxon repens alba hort. (1910)