A vigorous species rose that is the ultimate choice for arbors, fences, and trellises due to it’s natural climbing, almost vine-like habit. This rose is a native of China and was introduced to the Western world as a result of Captain Cook’s ocean voyages in the late1700s. The common name, “Lady Banks”, is a tribute to the wife of Sir Joseph Banks, the head of the Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain at that time who joined Captain Cook’s on an expedition. Lady Bank’s roses bloom over a long season starting in late spring when the plant is covered with flowers and the air is filled with a sweet, violet-like fragrance.
Commonly used to climb fences or walls. Beautiful trained to posts, latticework and trellises. Cut flowers are long-lasting in fresh bouquets.