'Gardenia' rose Description
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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. 30 petals. Average diameter 4". Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, quartered bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.
Climbing. Small, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 15' to 20' (455 to 610 cm). Width of 12' to 15' (365 to 455 cm).
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.