Yellow Lady Banks Rose
Yellow Lady Banks Rose
Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'Item #7020 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
A vigorous climber with rich-green foliage on thornless slender branches. Miniature, double yellow blooms have a slight fragrance. Heavy and prolific spring display. 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:Easy Care PlantBlooms:Spring or early summerLandscape 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 or early summerFlower color:YellowDesign IdeasBring a romantic look to the garden with an arbor covered in this old-fashioned, profusely blooming Rose. It easily covers a fence or trellis with its evergreen foliage. Plant in full sun for the best look.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Blooms on old wood; prune just after flowering.Pruning time: summer..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 thornless; second it is nearly tropical being so frost tender, and third, it is evergreen. This double yellow rose originates in China but it was the Calcutta Botanic Garden that announced it to the world. The Royal Horticultural Society sent John Damper Parks to Asia to obtain samples. He sent this plant back to England in 1824 on the East Indiaman trading ship Lowther Castle. With that shipment came an important yellow tea rose. 'Lutea' is a subspecies of R. banksiae, first discovered by Regel in 1877 in China and also by Pierre Delavay who introduced it into France around 1884. Plants that reached Kew would be named for Lady Banks, wife of the director of Kew and financier of many expeditions to Asia.