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.
Typical Blooming Dates: May-June (and September-October)
Growth Type: Woody Shrub
Blossom Color(s): White
Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Location at Monticello: West Lawn Oval Bed
Planting Conditions: Partial Shade