Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'

Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'

Description: A vigorous rambling rose needing some protection. Masses of small double yellow exquisite flowers on thornless stems in April and May - one of the earliest, give a spectacular display. A much loved old rose.

Uses: Requires a potected site and a strong climbing frame to hold its vigorous growth.

Climate/Position: Sunny sheltered position required with sturdy support of large pergola or high wall.

Height/Spread: Vigorous growing rambler up to 9 metres.

Soil Requirements: Deep fertile soils - avoid wet soils.

Pruning: Tie in the long extension growths at the end of the summer removing older shoots as necessary to form a framework.

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Additional Interest: R. banksiae has likely been grown in the gardens of China for hundreds of years. It was discovered by Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) who named it in honor of his bride. It was introduced to Europe by William Kerr.