White Lady Banks Rose
White Lady Banks Rose
Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena'Item #7015 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
A vigorous climber with rich green foliage on nearly thorn-free slender branches. Miniature, double, white blooms have a slight fragrance and are quite profuse. Bursts into bloom in spring to early summer; does not repeat bloom. Evergreen in milder climates. A fine climber for arbors.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing vining habit to 15 to 20 ft. long.Key Feature:Showy FlowersBlooms:Spring to early summer.Landscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ROH-za BANK-si-aPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing vining habit to 15 to 20 ft. long.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring to early summer.Flower color:WhiteDesign 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.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Blooms on old wood. Immediately after flowering, prune to shape and feed with a balanced, slow release fertilizer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.