'Kiftsgate X' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Pink. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 1.75". Small, double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Sparse, once-blooming spring or summer. Medium buds.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
Fertile both for pollen and seed. Hybrid filipes.
The name for this rose is a rough acronym derived from it's pedigree
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)