• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Fast growing vining habit to 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Showy Flowers
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring to early summer.
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • 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 to 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring to early summer.
    Flower color:White
    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.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - 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.