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'White Léda' rose Description
'Léda (damask, Unknown before 1827)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Carsten
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
100 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Damask.
Origin:
Bred by Unknown English Breeder(s) (United Kingdom, before 1827).
Introduced in Australia by Northampton Nurseries in 1861 as 'Léda'.
Class:
Damask.  
Bloom:
White, red edges.  Strong fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), button-eye, flat, old-fashioned, reflexed bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Medium, compact, well-branched.  Dark green foliage.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  This rose blooms on old wood.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
Lloyd Brace of The Roseraie at Bayfields says this rose will occasionally repeat in the fall...
Nickels writes in 1837 that 'Léda' is a synonym of 'Blanc bordée de rouge' (Vitry 1826). However, the diameter of 1-2" which he states is smaller than current bloom size.
 
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