PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Alba Maxima')

Alternative cultivar names:
'Alba Maxima'
'Anglica Alba'
'Bonnie Prince Charlie's Rose'
'Cheshire Rose'
'Jacobite Rose'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Alba
Extra Color Info: Flesh pink, aging to ivory
Growth Habit: Tall, typically 6-8', bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Unknown, before 1500
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 3 through 9

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Rosa canina x Rosa gallica
Child plants: one child plant

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Hillfarm Journal:  Hillfarm's RosesHillfarm Journal: Hillfarm's Roses
By Kathleen on February 14, 2012

Part of the story of Hillfarm as we know it will always have to be the roses that we found here.

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