Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lady Banks Rose


Lady Banks Yellow Rose

Rosa banksiae 'Lutae'

Photo taken March 26, 2010. Beautiful presentation, little aroma, this rose will only bloom once this year. The show, though, is spectacular. BE SURE TO CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE.
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The Lady Banks Yellow Rose, Yellow Banksia, Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'

Rosa banksiae, typically called the Lady Banks' Rose, truly a species of Rosa indigenous to central and western China, they will grow in the mountains located at altitudes of 1700 feet.

It's a rushing shrubby liana developing intensely more than other shrubs to 3.5 ft. high. Contrary to many roses, it really is almost thornless, although might have a few prickles up to 5 millimeters long, especially upon stout, sturdy limbs. The leaves are generally evergreen, 5 to 7 cm long, along with 3 to 5 leaflets 2-5 cm long which has a serrated perimeter. The plants are compact, 2 to 3 cm in diameter, white-colored or soft yellow.

There are 2 types:

Rosa banksiae var. Flowers are semi-double or double, along with several petals exchanging many or the many stamens; a cultigen created inside the Chinese home gardens.

Rosa banksiae var. normalis Regel. Blossoms are single, with 5 petals; the pure wild type of the species.

The rose is given its name after Lady Banks, a wife of the prestigious botanist Sir Joseph Banks.

Cultivation and functions

Rosa banksiae has probably been evolved in the gardens of China for centuries. The species had been unveiled in European countries by William Kerr, who was directed on the plant-hunting trip by Sir Joseph. He acquired the very first Lady Banks' Rose, eventually called the 'white Lady Banks' coming from the well-known Chinese Fa Tee nursery in 1807. The quantity of additional types were eventually found developing in China, The white, small flowered R. banksiae var. normalis is actually regarded as the "wild" kind; 'banksiae Lutea', the 'yellow Lady Banks' Rose, possibly the most well-liked and R. banksiae 'Lutescens', the rose with gentle yellow blooms. All of Lady Banks' roses are generally claimed to smell of violets to various amounts.

Usually will be 6-8 ft.(1.8-2.4 m) but will get to much more.

Have been claimed to be growing from USDA Zone 6a to USDA Zone 11.

Propagation Methods are from softwood and semi-hardwood cuttings, by grafting and budding.

Even though it flowers for just a couple of weeks in early spring, the creamy clusters of scentless, double yellow-colored or white-colored blossoms almost cover the plant. Almost evergreen and thornless, it is very energetic.

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