'Gardenia' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Wichurana.
Exhibition name: Gardenia
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.
Cream, light yellow center, ages to white . Mild to strong, green apple fragrance. 12 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, quartered bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.
Climbing. Small, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 15' to 20' (455 to 610cm). Width: 12' to 15' (365 to 455cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Very hardy. very vigorous. drought resistant. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Prune after flowering is finished.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
'Gardenia' sold in UK is said to be 'Fernand Tanne' - see References