Lady Banks White (Rosa banksiae) in the Roses Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Rosa banksiae Accepted
Rosa banksiae var. banksiae Synonym
Rosa banksiae var. albo-plena Synonym
Rosa banksiana Synonym
Rosa fragariiflora Synonym
Rosa inermis Synonym

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Other: Rosette
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Other: Species, wild
Growth Habit: Arching canes, up to 20-30 feet
Fragrance: Moderate
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Wild rose
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: Up to 20-30 feet
Plant Spread: Up to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers


The Most Loved and Beautiful of FlowersThe Most Loved and Beautiful of Flowers
February 9, 2013

Some know it as the Queen of Flowers; others call it by its family name, Rosaceae. But most of us know it, quite simply, as the rose. Whether grown in gardens, depicted in drawings, or praised in poetry, it is one of the most loved and beautiful of all flowers. This article briefly describes its history, explains its basic classifications, and provides descriptions and photographs of some of the most interesting and diverse specimens of the rose, the most beautiful of the flowering plants.

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Posted by Lavanda (TX - Zone 8a) on Feb 23, 2014 6:53 PM

Here in our neighborhood, the songbirds, notably cardinals, love to build their nests in this bush. The rose bush can grow taller than a one-story home, and can house numerous cardinal families.

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Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX) on Oct 17, 2011 7:23 PM

This rose survived the worst drought Texas has ever had this summer without being watered at all. It also has occasional repeat blooms here near the Gulf Coast. In spite of our normally high humidity it never suffers from black spot.

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