White Lady Banks Climbing Rose
Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena'
|Description||A vigorous climber with rich green foliage on nearly thorn-free slender branches. Lightly fragrant, miniature, white, double blooms are quite profuse. Bursts into bloom in spring to early summer; does not repeat bloom. Evergreen in milder climates. A fine climber for arbors.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring to Early Summer|
|Mature Size||Fast growing, vining habit; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, with support.|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||A 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 Plants||Clematis (Clematis); Peony (Paeonia); Eastern Snowball (Viburnum); Boxwood (Buxus); Salvia (Salvia)|
|Care||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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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