Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rosa Banksiae

Yes, I know that Rosa Banksiae Lutea is terribly common here and that it has little fragrance, but what a display and so early in the season. Just as abundant is R Banksiae Normalis which has single white flowers and the scent is almost overpowering. Another form which I find very useful for covering large areas is R Banksiae Purezza, which has large double flowers but not much scent. I am also trying to grow R Banksiae Lutescens which has single Yellow flowers and strong perfume but is rather sensitive to the cold, or at least it seems to be here whilst still a small plant. All of them deserve garden space. Y

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