'Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate'' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Species.Registration name: Kiftsgate
White, yellow stamens. Moderate fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 1.25". Small, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 25' to 40' (760 to 1220 cm). Width of up to 88' 7" (up to 2700 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Very vigorous. produces decorative hips.
The parentage of this rose is uncertain, whether a sport or selection of Rosa filipes.
Be sure to read the history and description of Rosa filipes
'Kiftsgate' at the website of the Kiftsgate Court Garden
in Gloucestershire, UK, where this remarkable species reaches 24 meters x 27 meters x 15 meters high on a copper beech. Sold to the owners as Rosa moschata
in 1938, Kiftsgate grew to enormous proportions before Graham Stuart Thomas
correctly identified it in 1951.