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'Kiftsgate X' rose Description
'Old Lady Gates' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Availability:
Breeding stock only
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by A.C. Tunningley (United States, 2000).
Class:
Unknown, Hybrid Banksia.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Sparse, once-blooming spring or summer.  Medium buds.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Breeder's notes:
Fertile both for pollen and seed. Hybrid filipes.


The name for this rose is a rough acronym derived from it's pedigree

OLD blush

LADY banks

KiftsGATE, (s)
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
This is a fascinating cross produced by A.C. Tunningley. It was thought lost and was rediscovered by the hybridizer. I am propagating it now in hope of using it with other R. banksia hybrids. (added by Robert Neil Rippetoe 1-10-07)
 
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