White Rose

Rosa alba 'Maxima'

[rosa_alba_maxima]

This rose was grown in Europe by at least the fifteenth century. Also known as 'Jacobite Rose', 'White Rose of York', and 'Great Double White', it is thought to be a cross between Rosa canina and Rosa gallica. Pure white, very double blossoms form upright clusters of 6 to 8 extremely fragrant blooms in late spring. Shrub grows to 6 feet high and 4 feet wide with healthy gray-green foliage.

Growth Type: Woody Shrub Color(s): white Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Oval Bed Planting Conditions: Partial Shade Map it: 38.010333,-78.452544

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Blooming Dates 2006: May 17 – Jun 162007: May 15 – Jun 142008: May 15 – Jun 172008: Aug 15 – Oct 312010: May 10 – Jun 92010: Sep 14 – Nov 302012: May 7 – Jun 42013: Aug 21 – Oct 30