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'Himalayan Musk Rose' Description
'<i>Rosa brunonii</i> Lindl.' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
49 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Species.
Exhibition name: R. brunonii
Origin:
Introduced in United Kingdom by Exotic Nursery (England) / Joseph Knight in 1823 as 'Rosa napaulensis Andr.'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1921 as 'R. brunonii'.
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
White or white blend. [Cream.]  Pale yellow buds open to white.  Mild, musk fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.  Large, medium green foliage.  5 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 20' to 50' (610 to 1525 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Very vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
seed: ×
pollen: ×
Notes:
Rosa brunonii Lindley (1820) Himalaya, Yunnan and W. Szechuan.

[Rosa moschata var. nepalensis Lindl. Bot. Reg. 10: t.829. 1824
IOPI: Rosa napaulensis Andrews Roses t.82: 1823]
 
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