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'Purezza' rose Description
'The Pearl ™ (rambler, Mansuino, 1960)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Susan's New Zealand Rose Garden
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White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Purezza
Exhibition name: Purezza
Bred by Quinto Mansuino (Italy, 1961).
Hybrid Banksia, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler.  
White or white blend.  Strong fragrance.  12 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Tall, climbing, thornless (or almost).  Small, glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 9' 10" to 18' (300 to 550 cm).  Width of 10' to 12' (305 to 365 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden, landscape or pillar.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ludwigs Roses says this is a smaller and repeat flowering version of the white Banksia rose.

Nigel Pratt at Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has fragrant white double flowers...

Heirloom Roses says this is a rose for those who live in California or similar climates...

See also Glossary: Banksian Roses.

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