• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing, vining habit; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ROH-za BANK-si-a
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing, vining habit; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, with support.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasA beautiful sight billowing over a roof, fence or sturdy arbor, this Rose thrives with full sun and room to run. Long canes should be secured so that they are not damaged or broken.
    Companion PlantsClematis (Clematis); Peony (Paeonia); Eastern Snowball (Viburnum); Boxwood (Buxus); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average to enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Blooms on old wood; prune just after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This is a unique once-blooming rose in many ways. First it is virtually thornless; second it is nearly tropical being so frost tender, and third, it is evergreen . This rose originates in China and there called "woody perfume flower". The first to arrive was a double white procured by William Kerr from a garden in Kwangzhou near Canton while he lived and collected there from 1803 to 1811, jointly sponsored by Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and the Dutch East India company. His white rose arrived at Kew in 1807. It was classified by English botanist Robert Brown, who chose the name in honor of the wife of the director of the garden, Sir Joseph Banks.

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