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PlantFiles: Damask, Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Banshee'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Banshee
Hybridized by Unknown; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1773

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Patent Information:

Other Details:

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By simple layering
By tip layering

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DorPartsch On Jun 2, 2010, DorPartsch from Chesterton, IN wrote:

I ordered this plant from High Country Roses about a year ago, and we planted it in a location where, for part of the day, it is shaded. The first two nights in the ground, it was partially eaten (by rabbits?), so we fenced it, and it has grown vigorously since, forming a full, leafy shrub about 3 1/2 feet tall. The rose itself is very pretty with a wonderful, sweet rose fragrance.

Positive einhverfr On May 28, 2010, einhverfr from Chelan, WA wrote:

This is a nice old garden rose. Flowers are sweet, it's a nice, upright plant, and seems to be quite hardy. I'd recommend it quite readily.

Positive wort7759 On Aug 6, 2009, wort7759 from Cobleskill, NY wrote:

This rose was found in the Hudson Valley of New York State in the early 1800s, I believe. It is incredibly fragrant, easy to grow, spreads well. It's only drawback is the tendency for the buds to ball in wet weather. Otherwise, a beautiful, fragrant heirloom.

Positive carolann On Jul 30, 2003, carolann from Auburn, NH wrote:

Lovely pink double blooms, rapid spreader, very hardy.


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

Bay Minette, Alabama
Haleyville, Alabama
Chesterton, Indiana
Cobleskill, New York
Pembina, North Dakota
Chelan, Washington

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