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'White China' rose Description
'R. indica alba' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Tea.
Registration name: Indica Alba
Origin:
Bred by William Rollinson (United Kingdom, before 1826).
Introduced in Australia by Camden Park in 1843 as 'R. indica alba'.
Introduced in Australia by John J. Rule, Victoria Nursery in 1857 as 'White China'.
Class:
China, Cl., Tea.  
Bloom:
White, pink highlights.  Moderate, tea fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), cupped, globular bloom form.  Rounded buds.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Medium green foliage.  5 leaflets.  

Height: up to 20' (up to 610cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
See also Rosa indica subalba. Possibly two distinct white seedlings of 'Hume's Blush'.
 
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