'Fortuniana' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
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White, near white or white blend Misc. Old Garden Rose.
Exhibition name: Fortuniana
Hybrid Banksia, Miscellaneous OGR, Species Cross.
White or white blend. [White, salmon-pink highlights.] Strong, sweet fragrance. Average diameter 2". Medium, large, double (17-25 petals), full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Thornless (or almost). Glossy, dark green foliage. 3 leaflets.
Height of 12' to 40' (365 to 1220 cm). Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
R. x fortuniana Lindl. & Paxton (1851)
Rosa sinica var. fortuneana Regel (1878)
A commonly used understock for grafted roses in warmer climates...
Peter Beales says this rose is related to R. banksiae. See also Glossary: Banksian Roses.
Parentage as shown on HMF appears to have been confirmed by phylogenetic analysis. But see References for older opinions.