Damask, Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Banshee'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Banshee
Hybridized by Unknown
Registered or introduced: 1773
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Class:

Damask

Shrub

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

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

Bloom Color:

Medium pink (mp)

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:

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

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

Lovely pink double blooms, rapid spreader, very hardy.