'Maria Leonida' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Ashdown Roses Historic Archive
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Bracteata.
Exhibition name: Maria Leonida
White or white blend. Delicate blush centers. Strong fragrance. Medium, semi-double to double bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 5' (150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
Reportedly raised from open pollinated seed of Thé bengale ordinaire [could this be Hume's Blush Tea-Scented China/Bengale thé] that was planted close to Rosa bracteata and thus not truly a species cross. For different speculations on parentage - see References.
See also 'Victoire Modeste'.
Per the REFERENCES, this rose can grow much taller than the minimum reported of five feet.