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PlantFiles: Old Garden Rose
Rosa x alba 'Maxima'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Species: x alba
Cultivar: Maxima
Additional cultivar information: (aka Bonnie Prince Charlie's Rose, Cheshire Rose, Great Double White, Jacobite Rose)
Registered or introduced: pre-1500

Synonym:Rosa alba maxima

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Class:
Alba

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Bloom Color:
White (w)

Bloom Shape:
Double

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Habit:
Shrub

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Other Details:
Shade-tolerant

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By grafting

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Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

New Haven, Connecticut
Benton, Kentucky
Panama, New York



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